Jeff Erwin

Jeff Erwin has been a startup founder and CEO in the high-tech and software industry for over 30 years, with additional VP-level experience in a variety of public companies. Since 1989 Jeff has founded several venture capital backed startups, all leading to successful acquisitions. Jeff's corporate employment history includes two years as VP of Business Development at Network General Corp, three years at Visio as VP of Enterprise Products and five years at Microsoft, where he served as General Manager for the Network Management Group & the Visio product line and was also the Director of Incubation for Microsoft Research in the wireless mesh networking space. Jeff has filed eight patents in the networking field, shipped numerous consumer and enterprise products for both Windows and Mac markets, and has board-level experience with multiple VC-backed startups. In 2006 Jeff assumed the role of President & CEO of Pure Networks which developed both Windows and Mac consumer software and successfully sold the company to Cisco several years later. In 2011 Jeff assumed the role of President & CEO of Intego, the leading provider of Mac security software. Intego was acquired by Kape Software in 2018. Jeff currently provides CEO-level consulting and mentoring. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Silos in the workplace

Silos and Turf Wars: How to Break Down Silos in the Workplace

Now that we’ve covered the various causes of organizational silos, we discuss how to break down silos in the workplace and prevent them from occurring altogether.

organizational silos in business

Silos and Turf Wars: An In-Depth Look Into the Causes of Organizational Silos

Now that we’ve covered what organizational silos are and why they exist, it’s time for a more in-depth analysis of the common causes of organizational silos.

organizational silos

Silos and Turf Wars: What are Organizational Silos and Why Do They Exist

What are organizational silos? How are they formed? Why are organizational silos bad for a company? Find out all this and more in our 3-part series on Silos and Turf Wars.

business meeting

How to Conduct a Business Meeting Your Employees Won’t Hate

Let’s be honest, business meetings are boring. Today, we review how to conduct a business meeting in a manner that keeps employees engaged and motivated.

Startup CEO

On Being a Startup CEO – Roles, Responsibilities and Priorities

What is the role of a startup CEO? What are the CEO’s responsibilities within the startup and what should be prioritized? The truth is, it depends.

Debt Capital

Alternatives to Venture Capital: Debt Capital vs. Private Equity [Infographic]

This article covers alternatives to venture capital for funding a startup and compares the pros and cons of choosing debt capital over private equity.

Company Valuation

How Startup Valuation Works and How a Company Valuation Affects Financing

This article covers how startup valuation works, how you should be thinking about valuation in general and what it means for you now and down the road.

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

Raising a series A round of funding from venture capital investors is a long and stressful process, but if your startup needs funding, this is what you can expect.