Have run three companies - an advertising agency, a government-backed non-profit research consortium and "biztech" incubator, and a startup in public transportation systems. Have raised personally $5mm, $4mm from government and $1mm from angel groups. Have helped raise $7mm from venture capital.
Spun a company out of Best Buy and built it into one of the major brands in US transit apps. Found the repeatable, scalable business model, and then proactively found a fantastic growth CEO and significant venture funding.