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How iSelect Got Its Start

I conceived of iSelect the day that Congress passed the JOBS Act. What the JOBS Act said is that, in the past when people were raising money for private deals for new startup companies, they couldn't advertise or solicit to broad audiences. You had to have a...

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Resistant Hypertension: Ending the Death Sentence

Physicians have been fascinated with blood and the circulatory system for hundreds of years. Records dating back to early Roman times prove that bloodletting was in wide use as a treatment for disease at least 2,000 years ago, and leeches have been used in medicine...

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Better Weekdays: The Future of Hiring Is Here

On today's podcast we discuss how startup company Better Weekdays is reducing friction in the talent acquisition process. With their interactive platform that provides tools and services, improving the hiring process for students, colleges, and employers. Carter...

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What Is iSelect?

iSelect is a venture firm. What that means is we look at hundreds and hundreds of different companies as potential investments and we chose the best of those to invest in.


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What Is a Market Network?

One of the reasons why Silicon Valley is very successful is the fact that it has what we refer to as a "market network." A market network is a combination of talent. You have local universities that have strong domain experience in IT or something of that sort and are...

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Why iSelect Invests Away From Silicon Valley

At iSelect, we focus on investing outside of Silicon Valley. I’ve worked with many venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, and they are extraordinarily good at what they do. What they do is invest in IT technologies, media technologies, entertainment technologies. Not...

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Why 4% GDP Growth Matters

Entrepreneurs are the single greatest force for economic growth in American history. No government program, monetary incentive, or trade deal is going to outperform the efforts of everyday people, starting companies, hiring others and driving prosperity in their local communities. The fact is, they are the solution to the U.S. push for 4% GDP growth.


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iSelect 101: Funding Midwestern Entrepreneurs

  In this first installment of iSelect’s new video series, iSelect CEO Carter Williams speaks about how he, as a trained engineer, sees the work that iSelect is doing to bring funding to entrepreneurs in the Midwest. It’s a problem, he explains, but like all...

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Holganix: Probiotics Are Changing Agriculture In a Big Way

It’s often the smallest things that make the biggest differences in our lives. Consider probiotics, for instance. Probiotics are living organisms—typically bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms—that work in partnership with the human body to improve our health. Unlike bacteria that can cause disease, these are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because of the benefits they provide.


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Private Equity Shakeup: What CalPERS Means for Venture Investors

I’ll just come right out and say it: We saw this coming. CalPERS last month announced that it was exploring changes to its private equity program, including the removal of general partners and making private equity investments directly. As a $300 billion pension fund—among the 10 largest in the world—a move like this by CalPERS, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, signals big changes coming to the market.


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The Thanksgiving Feast: Venture’s Time Has Arrived

This Thanksgiving, investors have a lot to be thankful for. Markets are up, uncertainty is fading and the long-term outlook for the U.S. economy is improving. What’s more, there is still capital waiting on the sidelines. After sitting in cash for the better part of eight years and holding back, many investors are looking for an outlet to drive the next round of growth.


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The Path to 4% GDP: Entrepreneurs are the Answer

Entrepreneurs are the single greatest force for economic growth in American history. No government program, or monetary incentive, or trade deal is going to outperform the efforts of everyday people, starting companies, hiring others and driving prosperity in their local communities.


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