• Making founders’ lives suck 34% less

    Throughout Utah and other places

  • What We Do

    Funding, Services and More

    Funding

    After the seed has sprouted

    Utah is fertile ground for tech startups.  A range of Utah-based startup incubators provide seed funding, coaching, infrastructure, and support for local entrepreneurs.  But between incubator graduation and Series N funding rounds there is a gap.  H/F Utah fills that gap.  Each of our investment funds provide accredited investors exposure to a portfolio of growing tech startups, while solving critical funding needs as their businesses mature.

    Services

    When a CXO is needed

    Founders wear a lot of hats. Sometimes the hats don't fit as well as they should, especially as the organization grows. That's where we come in. Our service providers include proven professional expertise, including CEO, CIO, CTO, Legal, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, HR, and Data Science.

    More

    The Power of the Network

    Metcalfe's Law states that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. In other words, H/F Utah is more than funding, and more than services -- we are more than the sum of our parts. The value derived for founders, investors, and service providers is exponentially increased as the H/F Utah network grows. We invite you to learn more about us and find the right connecting point for you!

    The Source

    A beginning is a very delicate time

    We owe the original Hackers and Founders in San Jose (http://hf.cx) a grateful nod, for their inspiration, values, and dedication to tech startups.  In the spirit of their own genesis, H/F Utah stated with a meetup that grew and grew.  Thank you Jonathan, Jonathon, and Laura for all that you do!

  • Who we are

    Founders

    Andy Jorgensen

    founder

    Andy has over 25 years of experience with deep roots in the SaaS, Big Data, and Analytics space and regularly speaks at conferences across the country.  He has started several INC 500 technology businesses and is currently a member of Salt Lake City Angels and SLC Entrepreneurs Circle.
    As an Angel Investor with seed investments in over 50 companies, Andy sits on the boards of several companies in Utah, New York, Boston, and the Bay area.  He is Startup Mentor with Boom Startup and VentureCapital.org's accelerator programs.  Andy is a graduate of Pace University in New York with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Information Systems.

    Max Goff

    founder

    With 30 years of software development and management experience, Max Goff's specialties include Data Science, Big Data, strategic thinking, software development, accounting, negotiations, business valuation, financial analysis, M&A guidance, marketing management, competitive analysis, and exceptional communication skills (written and verbal). He is a published author and innovator with six software patent filings in his career. Max holds an MBA with honors from the University of San Francisco and has done post-graduate work in theoretical computer science at CUNY.

    Nick Baguley

    founder

    Nick Baguley is a well-known Community Leader in the technology space in Utah. His connections in Data Science and Big Data spread around the world. As the Founder of Evolve STEAM, he is enabling executives, data scientists, students, retirees, and communities to overcome barriers and achieve sustainable goals. Nick is the President & Founder of Big Data Utah, Co-Founder for UHUG, UMUG, & the Hadoop Lunch at Adobe. Nick serves on boards for Utah Geek Events, Axis Development, MSIS at the University of Utah, Future InDesign, & more, including large competitions and the committee that brought the largest Data Science groups in the US to the Whitehouse to discuss National Priorities and Citizen Data Science.

    Thor Roundy

    founder

    Thor Roundy has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He graduated from Boalt Hall Law School at U.C. Berkeley—a prestigious, top-rated law school. Mr. Roundy’s legal work includes: business development, real estate transactions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, contracts, estate and business planning, and litigation. Mr. Roundy is the founder of EVN Law, LLC. Mr. Roundy oversees the growth and development of EVN Law as it expands nationwide. The vision for the firm includes opening offices in all 50 states, to become the first truly nation-wide law firm. Mr. Roundy believes that business attorneys have a more important role to play in grassroots, small business development.

  • Why Utah

    Grow with us

    #1 State for Business

    According to Forbes, Utah has been ranked #1 Best State for Business five of the last six years.

    $1 Billion in VC Funding

    With funding nearing $1B, Utah has become a Venture Capital hub.

    The Next Silicon Valley

    They call us Silicon Slopes, but there's more to Utah than mountains. The Wasatch Front looks like the Silicon Valley of 10 years ago.

    The NG of Unicorns

    A surge of startups and a new crop of Soonicorns is changing life in Utah for the better.

    The Right Blend

    Utah consistently ranks high in the basket of measures germane to a healthy business startup environment. Especially in tech, Utah is awesome for entrepreneurs.

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