MAGNiTT has released its research on the founders
of MENA's top 100 funded startups.
Esther Dyson, Executive Founder
, Way to Wellville; Investor
In The first Deal: the Division of founder
equity in New Ventures (NBER Working Paper No.
Pete Ward, 28, and pal Jerome Touze, 27, launched www.
Michael Biddle, founder
& CEO, MBA Polymers, Inc.
He now serves as chairman emeritus and founder
of Titan Group and founder
of Westlake Chemical.
Anibal Maria de Francia (1851-1927), Italian priest, founder
of the Congregations of the Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus and of the Sisters, Daughters of Divine Zeal.
of Arrowhead Mills, Frank Ford, chose, "He did his best," while Michael Funk, the founder
of Mountain Peoples Warehouse and United Natural Foods distributors, picked, "Somebody who worked his butt off to make the world a better place.
Bev Cosby, founder
of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah in Lynchburg, Virginia.
In only four years, Cobb has gone from business ventures vice president at Turner Original Productions to co-founder
of a Website measurement company (Relevant Knowledge, which he sold for $25 million) to founder
and CEO of Edaflow, a Web-based software system targeted to apparel manufacturers.
Bob Tedeschi of the New York Times' "E-Commerce Report" moderated a discussion of this dilemma with four dot-com founders
who have confronted their demons and found solutions: David Ellington, founder
and chief executive of NetNoir; Harris Fricker, co-founder
, president and chief executive of Whatifi.
This is something that Jim and I have been talking about since the day we met," said Cheyenne Ehrlich, founder
and CEO of Perceptual Networks.
James Olan Hutcheson, founder
and president of ReGeneration Partners, an international family business consulting firm in Dallas, says the future of a family-owned business is handled with more forethought and under a much wider scope of inheritance laws.
Just recall ZZZZ Best, the carpet cleaning company whose founder
, Barry Minkow, was the quintessential young entrepreneur of the 1980s - until it was discovered that his success was built on pyramid schemes and false sales.
In a company's early years, the founder
and soul brothers wear many hats; everyone does everything.