About the Author
Rupert worked with Hermann Hauser, founder of ARM Holdings, the $9bn company that designs the chips for the iPhone. He worked closely with Hermann to grow a small startup into the UK part of E*Trade, which revolutionized stock investing for many people around the world; the start-up was later sold to E*Trade for over $200m. He worked with famed product development company IDEO on new ventures. He has worked at Bain & Co on valuations of companies. He has run and advised several startups, and was “Entrepreneur in Residence” at several incubators. He set up a large network of over 2000 Digital Entrepreneurs. He worked with angel investing groups including International Angel Investors. He has taught micro IPO seminars on 504 and Reg A direct public offerings. He consulted at Amadeus Capital, a high-tech VC firm, and has helped entrepreneurs with their funding through RocketVC.com. Rupert has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, The Daily Mail, and BBC TV’s “Business Breakfast” program. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, one of the world’s top business schools, where he started the “Entrepreneurial Drinking Club.” Rupert is currently Director at ExperiVentures Inc. and works in Silicon Valley. He is the author of “Recession Storming: Thriving in Downturns through Superior Marketing, Pricing and Product Strategies” which was #1 in books on “Recession” on Amazon.com for 4 years. In his spare time he makes large sculptures for the leading-edge Burning Man Arts Festival. He can be reached at Rupert@RupertHart.com.