We are small business owners and entrepreneurs, just like you. We understand first-hand how hard it can be just to find reliable information about raising funds to grow a business — let alone actually obtaining the funding you need.
After spending years thinking “somebody should do something about this,” we realized that we were the ones that were meant to fix this problem. This epiphany, and the upcoming changes to crowdfunding law, led us to found Vim Funding in Fall 2011.
We are located in Boulder, CO, and we are growing our core team. If you have what it takes to help build a world-class company, contact us to learn more.
Prior to moving to Colorado Steve co-founded an educational technology company in Raleigh, NC, and helped grow it to 150 employees, over one million users, and solid profitability. Over the eleven years there Steve built several internal teams from the ground up, and was responsible user-experience design, project management, and executive duties.
One of Steve’s previous ventures was to co-found Arenal Outdoor Center, an eco-tourism and bungee jumping operation in Costa Rica.
Steve holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and is an avid rock climber, snowboarder, and hiker.
Chris Doyle has more than 25 years of technology experience including hands-on development of complex software systems, network infrastructure development, and large scale project management. Prior to Vim Funding Chris, has worked for Bell Labs, Honeywell Commercial Aviation, Financial Times Energy, and a broad mix of more entrepreneurial efforts along the way.
Dave Milliken has extensive experience in marketing, business strategy, and sales. Prior to co-founding Vim Funding, Dave was Vice President of Marketing for Smashburger, #99 in the 2011 Inc. 500. Previously he held positions with Coors Brewing Company, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Zagat Survey, and IBM. Dave holds an MBA from NYU and a BBA from Emory University.
Brian Tsuchiya is an authority on crowdfunding. Having spending the last eight years researching and implementing a variety of methods he has unique experience including having a company entirely funded with “sweat equity” from over one hundred people. Managing that many shareholders is a unique challenge for a privately held startup. Brian also has raised over $2M of private equity. Brian holds a BA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.