Blog: Forward Thinking

Often snarky, sometimes funny, thoughts and musings from Glen Hellman about Executive Development, Leadership, Startups, Washington DC Business and more.

Another Trustify Lawsuit – Anchorage Capital VS Trustify and Danny Boice

Another Trustify Lawsuit and big trouble for Danny Boice and Jen Mellon as this suit alleges fraud and embezzlement among other charges. Some highlights: 2. Anchorage has sound reason to believe that its substantial investment in Trustify is being squandered and its rights as a stockholder are being materially, irrevocably, and adversely affected through Trustify's abandoning of its business and through the fraudulent and negligent actions of Trustify's Chief Executive Officer, Daniel K. Boice ("Boice"), and its other officers (Cranky Not: Jen Mellon, you are an other officer a VP, a "Co-founder" and a board member). 3. In May 2017, Anchorage purchased 2,408,599 shares...

RIP Richard Fox – Father, Husband, Friend, VC and Mentor

The world has lost another visionary. Richard Fox has left this earth at the age of 65. I first met Richard Fox in 2001 when he was on the board of Astracon, a Denver-based startup. Richard was the board representative of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, an investor in the company. The board had hired me to run the company and we grew close during board meetings. From that time on he became a mentor to me and we developed a close friendship. Later, Richard invited me to join the board of Astracon, a company founded by Jamey Harvey and then hired me...

More Jason Feimster Plagiarist – Conman and Fake VC

Unfortunately for the World, Jason Feimster, Plagiarist, Conman and Fake VC is back (check out 3sI Phony VC). His web site is back up and this semi-literate, conman is continues to steal other people writing and present it as his own (see this post about his prior plagiarism foibles). If Jason Feimster ever had an original thought it would die of loneliness. That must be why this guy steals other peoples work. There was a while where his low-rent, Wix website went down...

How To Invest in Startups

This is Mr. Cranky's Official Guide on How To Invest in Startups. Now a better topic than How To Invest in Startups would be Why The Hell Would You Want to Invest In Startups but that's another article. Also, a warning. These are my opinions, based on experience as a limited partner in Venture Fund and an Angel Investor. Do not make investment decisions based on this article! Got that? It's just observations of the various choices and the relative benefits and pitfalls of multiple investment methodologies. No primer on how to invest in startups would be complete without a primer...

Kyle Sandler Can’t Make It Anywhere

Queue up the song, New York, New York! If you can make it there, you'll make it everywhere. Kyle Sandler couldn't make it there. Kyle Sandler couldn't legally make it anywhere. Kyle Sandler better hope he can make it in prison...