Al Bsharah Business Minded, Technically Inclined

Looking for My Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing
What's Al's Next Big Thing?

UPDATE:  I’ve found my next big thing, and it’s called Embarke!  I was accepted to the Founder Institute in March of 2011, and graduated after 4 grueling months of entrepreneurial incubation.  I met my cofounder Bryan Hall through the program, and we’ve started a new company.  Our beta was in July 2011, and the rest is (or will be) history.  Have a look at our site, and let us know what you think!


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If you’ve found this page, you were probably sent here by a social network (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) that allows too few characters to get a point across.

Thanks for getting this far!

Friends, Family and Colleagues: I’m currently in the market for a career shift and decided I might give some of my social networks a shake to see if any apples fall from the tree!

Some of you know me better than others, so a few can probably skip this somewhat self-serving paragraph!  I’m a business minded, technically inclined individual with a wide variety of real-world skills.  I’m currently a consultant as a CTO and a CMO, and I’m looking for a high-level position with an exciting company that can leverage my technical, business, operational, and marketing abilities.

As corny as this may sound – I’m looking for my next big thing, not “just another job” – and would love any help in finding it!

Start-ups with great ideas, co-founders looking for ideas (I have many), established organizations, anything with excitement and energy are on the list.  I’m not married to any particular industry, and might welcome a change as long as my skillsets can be put to good use.

If you or someone you know would like to learn a bit more, check out this page about me.

Thanks VERY much in advance!


About the author

Al Bsharah

Al is the Managing Partner at Interlock Capital, a community-driven startup fund that allows seasoned or aspiring angel investors to get into amazing companies within their own budget. Al’s been involved in multiple San Diego startups since 1999 after leaving the Detroit auto industry as an electrical engineer. He's started two of his own companies where he's raised capital from both VCs and angels, and sold one of them to both Seismic and Return Path. He's graduated both Techstars and Founder Institute accelerator programs where he now mentors. In his free time he manages to play a little beach volleyball, invest in startups, trade stocks, and camp with his wife, son, dog, and friends.

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Al Bsharah Business Minded, Technically Inclined