Studios vs. Startups

Startup = Growth. No company can grow forever with just one product. The best startups launch, buy, and grow many products. Xerox → PARC Google → X Amazon → Grand Challenge Google → Alphabet Facebook → Meta Keeping their startups in perpetual studio mode is key to staying relevant for another generation. Running an indieContinue reading “Studios vs. Startups”

Indie Startups

Now my goal is to 100% own many $1M+ startups. Startups can always raise money later. It’s near impossible to return money raised and get your equity back. In art, music, and gaming, indie means independent from the major producers. Many of these “indie” labels still have distribution deals with the big guys. In startups,Continue reading “Indie Startups”

Utopic Studio

Indie = 100% Ownership I’m prioritizing independence in this phase of my career. Individual startups in my portfolio can and will raise outside capital when they’re ready to be independent. But Utopic LLC, the original parent company, will always stay 100% mine. Startup = Anything I Want to Create Any funding: Bootstrapped → VC/PE AnyContinue reading “Utopic Studio”

360 Deals for Founders

In the music industry, a 360 deal is where a record label provides an artist with financial, marketing, and distribution support in exchange for a percentage of future revenue streams. Help founders create their own startup studios. This gives founders the freedom to think big and quickly take multiple shots on goal. Motown Records’ 360 dealsContinue reading “360 Deals for Founders”

Utopic Ventures

This is my Founder Accelerator. Stuck working at a business that doesn’t value their talents. Stuck running their last startup that’s hit a plateau. Stuck trying to find an idea for their next startup. Give founders 1+ years of freedom to work full-time on their next startup idea. Help founders skip one or more fundingContinue reading “Utopic Ventures”