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Don is an incredibly valuable advisor to our company. He is very responsive and adds tremendous amounts of value in every interaction. He has helped me navigate and close several deals as well as negotiations...more with prospective employees. His vast experience in all aspects of what a startup faces is very efficiently channeled into crystal clear emails as well as phone calls that he takes on very short notice. Invaluable impact!Federico Menapace
Don is a veteran investor with a unique experience as a media and technology executive. His insights and advice have always been helpful and he connected us to a few other investors and potential partners....more When I send out my updates to investors, Don is always the first to respond with fresh ideas dealing with general strategy, distribution and marketing. He's definitely an investor, advisor and helpful person I would strongly recommend.Adriano Farano
Principal, board member, advisor or investor in six companies that went public, including Netcom, Excite@Home and Marin Software, and many that were acquired, including Recurrent Energy (Sharp), Revision3 (Discovery), Vizu (Nielsen) Sugar Media (2Wire), Trovix (Monster), W & W Communications (Cavium), FabKids (JustFab) & Creative Market (Autodesk).
Don is a veteran investor with a unique experience as a media and technology executive. His insights and advice have always been helpful and he connected us to a few other investors and potential partners. When I send out my updates to investors, Don is always the first to respond with fresh ideas dealing with general strategy, distribution and marketing. He's definitely an investor, advisor and helpful person I would strongly recommend.
Don is by far our most helpful investor. He's been around the block a few times, and to be able to glean from that experience has been invaluable for me as a first time founder. Don excels at telling a grand story and is my go to person for help explaining vision and big picture stuff. Added bonus: he's probably one of the nicest and most generous people in startup land.
Don is a great investor who saw potential problems with our strategy and helped us think about better ways to scale our business. He's smart and connected.
Founder of a company Don Hutchison invested in
It's rare that you find an investor that is unquestionably supportive and extremely analytical about your company. Don has a unique personality (probably the cowboy hat) that leverages the socratic method to question facets of your company. However, the end of every conversation I've had with him has been positive and supportive about the direction of the company.
Further, the guy is just a sharp marketing executive. He understands concepts quick, and can translate them into sellable points for both customers and investors. Would highly recommend him for any company.
Don is one of the true wise men of Silicon Valley. Having grown a number of businesses at all stages, Don brings a unique perspective to any business, product and even personal development opportunity.
Don embodies the personal characteristics of everything you would want from an investor. He is fiercely loyal, patient and incredibly savvy at influencing positive outcomes for all without cramping your style.
However, what really sets Don apart from others is that he is an incredible marketer. He has a keen understanding of what users want and is adept at distilling a clear message that resonates with the world at large.
Founder of a company Don Hutchison invested in
Other people have already communicated how kind, sharp, analytical, helpful, and supportive Don is, so I won't try. Instead, I'll try and give you an idea of a superpower Don has that I haven't encountered in anyone else.
He can listen to you talk about your company, cut right down to its most important aspects in seconds, and then retell your pitch in such a clear and compelling way that your jaw will drop. You won't ever find a better natural-born story teller. What's most amazing is how *easy* it is for him -- he is like a wizard performing the most basic and trivial piece of magic in front of awe-struck muggles.
Every time I ask Don for advice, I feel like I would have easily paid $10k for half an hour of his time, but he does it for free, because he genuinely loves helping entrepreneurs. If you can convince him to invest in your company, take his money and don't think about it for a second. It will be as close to having a benevolent wizard of great power on your side as you'll ever get.
Don is unequivocal in his support, spirit and problem-solving. In fact, if you've ever had the pleasure of seeing him tackle a question in person, you can literally 'watch' the answer unfold and physically manifest itself on his face -- from pensive stirring to a smiling resolution. It's really remarkable to witness. Plus, he's simply a helluva great guy.
It's a no brainer after literally 2 minutes on the phone with Don..... He is brilliant. The man literally exudes knowledge and comfort. Don has been so much more than an investor/advisor to my company, he has become a trusted friend/mentor in this crazy rat race that is the start-up world. An opportunity to just talk to him gives you the faith that you CAN DO THIS. As so many have already written, I am better and my team is better for knowing him.
Don is an incredibly valuable advisor to our company. He is very responsive and adds tremendous amounts of value in every interaction. He has helped me navigate and close several deals as well as negotiations with prospective employees. His vast experience in all aspects of what a startup faces is very efficiently channeled into crystal clear emails as well as phone calls that he takes on very short notice. Invaluable impact!
It has been a pleasure and privilege to have Don invest in Boost. Don has been enormously impactful to the growth of our business in terms of providing strategic guidance, brokering a key partnership and providing fundraising advice. I am very grateful Don for the powerful impact he's made on our business.
Co-investor in a company Don Hutchison invested in
VP Marketing, @PBworks; Startup Investor and Advisor.
You can see why Don has so many positive reviews. He is rare in how good he is at what he does. As an advisor, Don has the exceptional quality of listening well and elevating at the same time. Once he has done that, he is superb at helping to think through who are the right people to make your venture succeed. I am impressed by Don and grateful to know him.