I am especially interested in

Mentoring


I got a lot of support as a struggling entrepreneur, and after six startups my main focus now is passing that support along, and helping others to succeed. I know first-hand how hard it is to get ideas off the ground, and I’m happy to offer advice on this score (although I hate advisory boards). Being genuinely helpful takes a big investment of time though, so I’m picky about which organizations I work with. But I’m always looking to meet new ones.

Hearing Your Pitch


I do occasional seed-stage angel investment, but be warned that I’m a little old-fashioned about it. I like to understand what I’m investing in, and I take my time making decisions. So if you’re a low-energy Bluetooth company, your round is oversubscribed, and you need a decision tomorrow…I’m definitely not your guy. On the other hand, if you’re doing e-commerce, a two-sided network, or a subscription businesses–and you have a little patience–we should talk.

Reading Your Comments


If you’ve got something to say in response to anything I’ve written or said in these pages, you’re welcome to send it to me here. But a better place to do that is right there in the comments section. I promise I read every word, and I’ll usually engage with you right there.

Talking to Your Group


If you think I might be a good choice to speak to your group, I’d love to hear about it. But don’t ask me here. You’ll get a much faster–and more accurate–answer by going directly to the source: contact info@bigspeak.com and they’ll be able to answer whatever questions you’ve got about my availability, topics, fees, etc.

Having you Read my Book


If you’re interested in getting a copy of That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea, then I commend your excellent judgement. Just click here. If you just want to stay up to date on what I’m doing, there’s a mailing list for that. If you’re looking for something that isn’t listed here, just drop me a quick note on this form, and I’ll try and point you in the right direction.

Being Interviewed


If you are interested in interviewing me for an article, a podcast or a TV appearance, I’d love to hear about it. But don’t ask me here. You’ll get a much faster–and more accurate–answer by going directly to the source: contact MRPressInquiry@kruppnyc.com and they’ll be able to answer whatever questions you’ve got about my availability.