• Ross D. Blankenship

    Startup Advisor. Successful Entrepreneur. Lucky Guy.

    Always ready to build America's next great startups.

    About Ross Blankenship:

     

    Ross D. Blankenship is an early angel investor, 3x entrepreneur in technology startups, and expert advisor to America's Top Startups. Ross Blankenship has helped create some of America's most popular websites and mobile applications.

     

    Originally from Texarkana, Texas, Ross Blankenship attended the Northfield Mt. Hermon School (NMH School) in Northfield, MA, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and then studied law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, MO.

     

    Ross Blankenship has written extensively on the topics of angel investing and venture capital; as an entrepreneur, Blankenship founded several successful companies in industries such as biotechnology, blockchain, cybersecurity, and online e-commerce.

     

    Ross Blankenship is also considered the leading expert for media on topics related to the following: startups, angel investing, venture capital and startup entrepreneurship. Ross Blankenship advises startups and is often called on to help startups with big events such as capital fundraising, product launches, and exits such as mergers and acquisitions (IPOs). Ross Blankenship made more investments in venture capital before the age of 30 than most angel investors have made in a lifetime.

     

    Ross Blankenship is the Chairman of Angel Kings: Startup Web Development

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    Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Vail Networks: Software Creators for Businesses

     

    Blankenship's bestselling books are based on real-life experience shaping the foundation of startups worldwide and has earned him the nickname, "the Investing King."

     

    Be sure to check out the following to learn more and get started!

     

    1) "Billion-Dollar Startup Course: How to Launch Your Next Big Idea" by Ross Blankenship.

    2) "The Investing King" | Called the "definitive book on angel investing and entrepreneurship."

    3) "Cyber Nation" | ..."every one who runs a business and has computers connected to the web, needs to read this book."

     

    How to contact Ross Blankenship...

     

    For media requests and interviews of Ross Blankenship, preferred email -> rossblaw@gmail.com

     

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    Ross Blankenship's analytical and quantitative background comes from studying economic policy and fiscal responsibility at Cornell University. Further, with Ross' brief work at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC's enforcement division), Ross was able to develop a deep analytical and financial understanding of IPOs and capital markets and also works with startups with mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital fundraising.

     

    Ross Blankenship has served as the CEO and CTO for America's top startups.

     

    Ross Blankenship's Education:

     

    Northfield Mt. Hermon School (NMH) Graduated 2001

    Cornell University (B.A.) Graduated 2005

    Washington University School of Law (J.D.) Graduated 2008

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT") certificate program, Completed 2016.

     

    Ross Blankenship's Specialties:


    Web development for startups

    Startup product launches (Start to Finish)

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

    Early-stage financing and funding (Capital fundraising)

    Consulting for early and pre-IPO startups (Consulting)

     

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  • Ross Blankenship's Career Experience

    All about Blankenship's path to successful entrepreneur.

    Web Development for Startups

    Angel Kings (Web Development for Startups)

    Helping startups create the best websites, mobile apps, and custom software applications.

    Angel Kings has been successful in deploying startups from industries such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, hardware, to eCommerce.

     

    Angel Kings is known as, "the premier startup website design and development firm with the capacity to create the highest quality websites, software, and mobile apps (iOS/Android) in the World.

     

    Angel Kings continues to build amazing applications and platforms to help startups acquire new customers and launch platforms that can be monetized.

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    Angel Investor and Startup Advisor

    Angel Investor to more than 30+ companies in 10 industries.

    Ross Blankenship has invested in numerous startups ranging from Seed Round, Series A, to pre-IPO (Series C and D.)

     

    In addition, Blankenship continues to support startups through advisory and board roles, working with America's best startups.

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    Author and Entrepreneur

    Angel Investor to more than 30+ companies in 10 industries.

    Ross Blankenship has written books from education to startups, ranging from the following titles:

     

     

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    Ross Blankenship: Business Philosophy

    • Tell people what they need to hear, not what they want to hear: you'll save them from extinction. 
    • (Kings Over Aces - How to Invest in Startups)
    • Startups fail when the people, product, process, traction and financials aren't there.
    • Knowing your company's finances - profit and loss, balance sheets, and cash flow - is like knowing your lab results... your company's survival depends on strong financial acumen and awareness.
    • Your startup's idea is the battle. Startup execution is the war.

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    Ross Blankenship's Expertise 

    Active Startup Consultant & Advisor

    Built two companies from ground up to serve more than 40 countries, worldwide.

     

    Blankenship's been on both sides of the table as an entrepreneur and early-stage investor and now serves as a special advisor to startups in areas from online e-commerce/retail to expert technology who need strategic help with:

    • Capital fundraising (Seed to Series A, B, C)
    • Product launches (Tech builds from start to finish)
    • Startup Exits (Mergers and Acquisitions to IPOs)

     

    Teaching Entrepreneurship at Universities

    Invited to become adjunct faculty for top universities on startups, finance, and entrepreneurship.

     

    Author on several topics related to startup investing. An expert on startup funding and investments.

     

    Blankenship has written hundreds of articles on topics such as startups, venture capital, cybersecurity, biotech and emerging trends in crowdfunding and the JOBS Act.

    Startup Angel Investor

    Invested in more than 30 startups and growing. Advisory board and founder of top cybersecurity and biotech startups.

     

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    Public Speaker on Startups and Venture Capital 

    TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist (2012).

     

    Mortar Board Honor Society Speaker @ Cornell University.

     

    Invited speaker to more than 10+ major conferences per year.

    Strategy & Business Development

    Ross Blankenship has raised millions to help launch companies across America and around the world.

     

    Many of Blankenship's projects have been featured by local and national media publications.

  • Ross Blankenship's Education

    Ross Blankenship Background

    Northfield Mt. Hermon School

    HS, Diploma

    Ross Blankenship attended Northfield Mt. Hermon School, ("NMH").

     

    As a student at NMH, Ross Blankenship was a Varsity Rower, active member of the admissions office as a tour guide, and served on the Class Council.  

    Ross Blankenship's Education

    Cornell University

    Government, BA

    Ross Blankenship graduated Cornell University, studying Government, Politics and Business. Blankenship was awarded the "Brenner Memorial Prize" for being the top-student in government and economics studies.

    Activities: Academic Integrity Hearing Board Cornell University Educational Policy Committee Cornell Admissions President, Mortar Board Honor Society

     

    Student-Elected:

    Arts and Sciences Educational Policy Committee

    Academic Integrity Hearing Board

    Ross Blankenship Graduate Education

    Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

    Law Degree, JD

    Ross Blankenship won several competitions including a National American Bar Association (ABA) Competition; he was also a finalist in the National Negotiation Competition.

     

    In addition, Ross has work experience ranging from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Enforcement Division) to U.S. Congress as a Press Secretary for a U.S. Senator.

     

     

    Ross Blankenship's Biography

    MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Studies in Technology (Cybersecurity)

    Certificate in cybersecurity through the MIT Professional Education program.

     

    Authored bestselling book on Cybersecurity - "Cyber Nation."

  • How to Contact and Connect with Startup Expert and Entrepreneur,

    Ross Blankenship


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  • Ideas to Connect with Ross Blankenship:

    • Media Requests - Interviews, Tech Comments
    • Event Speaking - Startup Conferences, Tech Events
    • Advising - Requests to Join Startup Boards

    When you email Ross Blankenship or his team, we will get back to you in 24 hours or less.

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