August 29, 2011
I've done lots of non-technical start-ups. However, at the moment, I'm an Angel investor in several different start-ups in Indianapolis and I'm the founding investor of a new start-up called Cause.it.
I've started three dental practices from scratch and several other non-tech start-ups that failed because we didn't understand "customer development". Now I want to do something in the "tech world". Plus, I've been reading about the lean start-up methods and listening to Steve Blank for awhile now.
Frank Dale at a Verge meeting told me that he wanted to start a Meetup around The Lean Start-up Methodology and invited me to join this meetup.
I'm Dr. Tony Ratliff and I'm a dentist during the day, but I really enjoying investing in technology and I consider myself a start-up junkie.
Great meeting. Thanks for allowing me to share our story about MissionKonnect. Great group of people to speak with tonight and awesome conversations afterwards. I enjoyed the discussions.