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As a founder, I’ve felt how hard it is to find quality, actionable startup advice. What’s available today is often too abstract – “bumper sticker wisdom” – or too focused on motivation.
I want to provide free, actionable advice from domain experts on how to execute in startups. It’s a hard goal but I think it’s an important one.
My name is Mark Goldenson and I am a four-time founder living in Silicon Valley. I lead a product team at Google and invest in startups individually and through Village Global, a $100 million seed fund backed by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and other great founders.
I most recently founded Breakthrough, an online therapy service that signed over 30 health insurers and covered 10 million people before being acquired. I also co-founded:
PlayCafe, an online game show network
Woosh, a builder of small business websites acquired by HP
Stanford Bazaar, a campus marketplace acquired by Stanford
The Stanford Squash team, now coached by former world champion Mark Talbott
I worked as a product manager at PayPal, researched lucid dreaming in the Stanford Psychophysiology Lab, and finished coursework for a bachelor’s in human biology from Stanford (and dropped out twice for startups :)).
You can reach me at [email protected].