I've been building businesses my entire life. In elementary school, I bought 95 pounds of gummy bears and hired my friends to sell them. As a teen, I made and sold mixtapes (ask your parents what those are), sorted baseball cards (I got paid in cards), babysat four-days-a-week after school, and sold nuts and dried fruit (and more gummy bears) in a neighborhood store. More recently, I helped build a number of well-known billion-dollar companies including IMAX Corporation and Coupons.com. I am the Founder and Chief Squad Officer of The Startup Squad, an initiative dedicated to empowering girls to realize their potential, whatever their passion. The Startup Squad is my first book (woo-hoo!) and is co-authored with the fabulous Nicole C. Kear. I live in Silicon Valley and can often be found eating gummy bears with my wife while watching my two daughters sell lemonade from the end of our driveway.