Kurt started his first ecommerce business as a teenager, selling iPod accessories online, and eventually moving into software-as-a-service. Kurt’s first venture-backed startup, eCommHub, grew out of his experiences as a retailer which he founded at 18 years old. Kurt bootstrapped eCommHub to 100 paying customers and $30,000 MRR before ultimately dropping out of Georgia Tech and later raising outside capital. In 2013, he raised a Series A of $2.6 million from investors including Sigma Prime, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund and 500 Startups.
With the capital raised from the Series A, Kurt hired an experienced team that helped grow the company to over 30 people. In 2014, eCommHub was rebranded as HubLogix as the company continued to win larger and larger customers upstream in the ecommerce market. HubLogix later raised a follow on round of $3.5 million in 2014.
Kurt advises startups and early stage companies, especially in the areas of product, user experience, go-to-market strategy, patents and fundraising.