Doug is an experienced and accomplished entrepreneur, having started four B2B-focused, venture-backed companies. Doug focuses on working with inventors, pre-company formation, to make sure the precursors for a successful organization are in place. Doug’s ventures have been in cybersecurity and aviation. His businesses have raised more than $10m from name-brand VCs like Bessemer Venture Partners and Lockheed Martin. He has overseen innovative IP management in each of the companies, securing nine US patents as an inventor and shaping nearly 30 patents from inventors on his time. He sold his first company to Samsung.
Prior to starting his first company, Doug was an R&D manager in cybersecurity at Lockheed Martin. During his 9 years at Lockheed, Doug focused on classified programs in cybersecurity and IT management. Before that, Doug was a Russian linguist in the US Army’s 10th Special Forces Group.