Philip Topham is an entrepreneur, coach, author, patented inventor, and host of The Savvy Founder podcast. Philip's passion is to help business owners and founders shorten their journey. He's particularly good at helping leaders to develop their personal capacity to build and grow their businesses. With more than 25 years across startups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to CTO/CIO, tothe Founder and Chief EverythingOfficer.He'ssolvedproblems others said couldn't be solved. Philip has experienced the heartache, the joy, the ups, and the downs of business. He knows what happens when a company raises a $20M venture capital infusion to become the next big thing. He has also experienced building a business without venture backing. He built a business from zero to profitability, selling more than $5M to big pharma, and changed the way the pharmaceutical industry operates. He knows what it means to raise money for your startup, only to have it stop as a key founder steps out of the picture. He knows how small the check for an 8 figure exit can really be. Among his many accomplishments, Philip is an armchair sociologist with peer-review publications in social network analysis and machine learning. He holds aBS in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and an MBA from PepperdineUniversity. When not working, he can be found playing billiards, woodworking, traveling, or socializing with friends and family.