John Maddox, a serial entrepreneur and tech startup investor who is bridging the gap between the tech startup idea stage and gaining investment. John is a specialist in business logic and marketing strategy as well as Web and mobile application development. The CEO of Serious Startups who recently sold his interactive agency to focus entirely on helping people take business concepts from the idea stage to launch without needing to raise investment capital in the initial phase when the business is least attractive and money is the most expensive. John is the one taking the risk and he has assembled a great team of specialists to accomplish the goals of the entrepreneur. At the moment all of this capital is coming out of his pocket. His personal passion is to help inspire those with great ideas to take risks and control their own destiny. But not just from an emotional perspective, but to ensure that they have a solid business model, then move forward to achieve their dreams.