Wade Introduction and Bios
Wade Myers is a serial entrepreneur and a partner in multiple venture capital, public equities, and real estate investment funds. He is a decorated Airborne Ranger, a former Fortune 500 executive, and a Harvard MBA.
Wade Myers is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and speaker that has founded, invested in, and been a director of 100+ startups and has completed scores of financing and M&A transactions.
He has been a featured speaker at top business schools as well as investment banking, venture capital, private equity, technology, and entrepreneurship conferences worldwide.
Wade is the co-founder and general partner of several investment funds including Eagle Venture Fund, a global seed capital firm that focuses on impact investments; Alpha Alta Capital Management hedge fund; and WayMaker multifamily real estate fund.
Wade’s entrepreneurial ventures include a tech-enabled investment bank that he sold to a strategic Fortune 500 buyer, a SaaS-based big data company he sold to a publicly-held firm, a tech-enabled government services firm he sold to a strategic Fortune 500 buyer, and an Inc. 5000 SaaS-based property management firm that has grown to be the third-largest firm in an industry of 6,500 competitors since he founded the company in 2004.
Wade’s other work experience includes the Boston Consulting Group and several years at Mobil Corporation where he rose to a national-level executive position. He also served as an Airborne Ranger in the US Army where he commanded a special weapons unit; developed new doctrine for atomic, liquid, and slurry demolitions; and was awarded a Bronze Star when he was recalled to active duty to fight in the Gulf War.
Wade has a BS from North Dakota State University, an MS from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Harvard University where he graduated as a Baker Scholar (top 5% of his class). He also helped develop an executive education course for Harvard Business School and is a Harvard case study author.
Wade is also a published author with articles in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Apple News. He was featured in Episode 4 of Season 1 of the Curious Entrepreneur series on Amazon Prime.
Example Speaking Topics
THE $10 TRILLION PROBLEM
The largest transfer of wealth is about to happen when baby-boomer business owners transition – but they are not ready
THE DIRTY DOZEN
The 12 biggest issues with why the sale of a business fails or is severely disappointing
REQUIRED SKILLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
The most important skills required to successfully launch and manage a business
THE IDEAL BUSINESS PLAN
Diagnosis of the weaknesses of most business plans and how to write the ideal business plan
IT’S PREDICTABLE – WHY MOST BUSINESSES FAIL
The undeniable data on high incidence of business failure and the reasons why most businesses fail
IT’S PREDICTABLE – WHY MOST BUSINESSES FAIL – CASE STUDIES
Case study examples of business failures and the key principles at play
BUILDING A BUSINESS FROM START TO FINISH
Practical steps on how to build a successful business
HOW TO WIN IN THE MIDST OF A RECESSION
Successful growth strategies based on the research of over 6,000 case studies
SUCCESSFUL FINANCING STRATEGIES
How to finance a startup or small business
HOW TO THINK LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR
Key principles every aspiring entrepreneur or current business owner need to master
LEARNING FROM FAILURE
10 lessons I learned from my biggest failure and how you can avoid the same mistakes
LESSONS FROM SPECIAL OPS ON STRATEGIC GROWTH
Key principles entrepreneurs can learn from special operations to dramatically grow their businesses
Select Prior Engagements
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT DARTMOUTH DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
DUKE MBA DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
CARLSON SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
JOHN MAXWELL’S LIVE2LEAD CONFERENCE TOUR
BIRMINGHAM VENTURE CAPITAL CLUB
CROWN EUROPEAN LEADER’S CONFERENCE
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ENTREPRENEURIAL BOOTCAMP
UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS MBA LEADERS IN BUSINESS SERIES
MINNESOTA ANNUAL VENTURE CAPITAL CONFERENCE
CROWN GLOBAL REUNION
TEXAS VETERAN’S BUSINESS SUMMIT
EBW 2020 ABUNDANCE LIVE CONFERENCE