About Dave Bayless

Dave is a “business midwife” who gets energy from helping people innovate in and through their human scale businesses. As a former private equity investor and lender, he helped make more than $500 million in capital commitments to finance growth, acquisitions, and recapitalizations. As part of entrepreneurial teams, Dave has helped raise more than $30 million of equity capital. He's also worked in product development, innovation management, manufacturing, and administrative roles.

DIY or Hire Experts?

DIY or Hire Experts?

Under what conditions should you do-it-yourself or outsource your video production? Patrick Pitman sees the question as having a straightforward answer: If time is what’s holding you back from creating product videos for your e-commerce website, then outsource. Otherwise, do it yourself. In any case, just get to it.

Saving Capitalism Together: Wefunder and Regulation Crowdfunding

Saving Capitalism Together: Wefunder and Regulation Crowdfunding

“It’s time to save capitalism together,” according to Wefunder. It’s a sentiment that resonates with me. I believe in the value of market-based economies. That said, capitalism could use some work. Jonny Price and his colleagues at Wefunder believe that “regulation crowdfunding” will do much to democratize capitalism. In the process, they aim to do good for entrepreneurs, investors, employees, and communities while doing well themselves.