Howard Love

Howard Love – The Start-Up J Curve

Howard Love- The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

A predictable pattern of success

Entrepreneurs who have read early drafts of The Start-Up J Curve responded, ”I wish I had this book years ago.”

A start-up unfolds in a predictable pattern; the more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Author Howard Love calls this pattern the start-up J Curve: The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start of a new business and when the product and model are firmly established.

The Start-Up J Curve gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to get through the early challenges so they can reach the primary value creation that lies beyond.

Howard is an Entrepreneur, Author, and Angel Investor.

Howard Love brings thirty-five years of start-up experience to this comprehensive guide to starting a business. He outlines the six predictable stages of start-up growth and details the activities that should be undertaken at each stage to ensure success and to avoid common pitfalls. Instead of feeling lost and confused after a setback, start-up founders and investors can anticipate the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and ride the curve to the top.

He has founded or co-founded over 15 businesses and invested in over 50 startups including:

Inmark Development, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO. Sold to Rogue Wave (IPO, Board Member)
MarketHome – Chairman & Investor. Acquired by ClickAction (Board Member)
GetawayZone – Co-Founder, Investor. Acquired by Expedia
PageWise – Co-Founder, Investor & Chairman. Acquired by Demand Media
FlexJobs – Co-Founder, Investor & Chairman
LoveToKnow – Founder/Owner, Chairman & CEO (Recently acquired
Knowingly – Co-Founder & Chairman

Love is also an Angel Investor in companies such as:

Trulia – Angel Investment
HotelTonight – Angel Investment, Board Member
GigaOm – Chairman of the Board & Investor
iSpotTV – Angel Investment
Liftopia – Angel Investment
Titan Aerospace (acquired by Google) – Angel investment
Array Healthcare Solutions – Angel Investment

Howard Love was born in Detroit in 1960, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy (1974-1978) and Colgate University (1978-1983). He completed his first Ironman competition at the age of 51 in Lake Placid, NY. Love resides in Silicon Valley, CA.

His website is

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