The words that come immediately to my mind when I think of John Grillos are inspiring, generous with his extraordinary wisdom, and caring.
John Grillos is lion-hearted -- a fierce advocate for what he believes is right and good for the world and the people he cares about. I first met John while I was a participant, and he was a teacher at, Draper University in 2013. Since then, he has been my mentor, friend and a lighthouse in the sometimes dark and uncertain world of entrepreneurship.
John has served in the US Marine Corps; and he has managed four venture capital firms (founding two of them) with combined capital under management exceeding $500 million. His clear thinking is striking -- able to receive information and distill the essential components to focus in on. He is caring and kind, and truly the type of person you would want as a friend, mentor and coach. Extremely talented and accomplished in business, he has been a director of 26 for-profit (private and public) and nonprofit organizations.
I am deeply grateful for how receptive and caring he is in nurturing entrepreneurs.