Yes, I shared in an earlier post that I currently invest time with inventors and entrepreneurs. But by the time I’m 40, I want to be in a position to where I can invest meaningful capital in startups. I have about 2.5 years to achieve this big hairy audacious goal. How am I going to make this happen? My plan is multi-faceted:
- Continue to invest time in early-stage ventures. Why? The assumption is that a few of these ventures will one day receive funding to pursue product development. Once this happens, CQ should be in a position to continue providing consulting support and be compensated, maybe even with equity opportunities. And maybe, just maybe, one of these funded ventures will have an exit and the resulting equity will have substantial value.
- Bring UniDoc to market. This is a proprietary CQ software product geared towards helping medical device companies better manage design control and product development documentation and records. We’ve had a couple starts and stops and are at a point where we need to aggressively work towards launching this into the market.
- Continue to provide consulting services, helping medical device companies with business development, operational efficiency, and project management.
- Identify and launch other product ideas.
Invest in them now, providing advice and consulting. Find opportunity or two with equity, resulting in exit.
Also, develop own products, starting with UniDoc.