Monday Night’s Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tim Enwall
On Monday, I’ll be interviewing Tim Enwall, the founder, president, and COO of Tendril Networks as part of the Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurs Unplugged series. The event will be from 6:15pm to 7:15pm at the ATLAS Building at CU Boulder. As a special bonus, you can use my bathroom on the second floor (if you are a guy).
I’ve known Tim for many years and he’s another fantastic Boulder entrepreneur. I met him shortly after he had sold one of his previous companies – Solista – to Gartner Group. We’ve become good friends since and have done a handful of things together, including getting completely creamed at a monthly poker game we were regulars at (ok – I got creamed, Tim usually held his own and often came out on top.)
Tim and the Tendril team have created a a fast growing Boulder company that crosses over nicely between software and cleantech. In addition to their Colorado-based investors (Vista Ventures and Appian Ventures), Tendril has raised a substantial amount of capital from VC investors outside of Colorado, including RRE Ventures (NY-based) and VantagePoint (CA-based) as well as strategic partners such as GE Energy and Good Energies. So, we’ll have a wide range of topics to cover, including bootstrapping a business and then selling it as well as systematically building a business using VC and strategic financing that has the potential to be the undisputed market leader with regard to the smart grid.