Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski is the President and Founder of GLO Ventures. As a serial entrepreneur from the age of 18, Gabriel has honed a keen understanding of business development, organizational management, and startup culture. He now leverages these skills to help others build and scale successful ventures.
Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski’s sales team at Calfinder had just hit $8 million in revenue. They were feeling good about their process — like they had finally hit their stride — and the numbers were looking good. “There was just this shared feeling of, ‘Hey, let’s hit the ‘Go’ button on this thing,” he says. And they did — they scaled the team from 6 to 24 reps in thee months on a bootstrapped budget.
If today isn’t your first day in the tech industry (or reading TechCrunch), then you’re likely familiar with the rise of the accelerator program, a phenomenon that has swept through Startup Land like wildfire over the last five years.
He grew up on a commune with no internet or TV. He dropped out of college, using credit cards and home equity lines to bootstrap his first business. And without a penny of outside funding, Gabe Luna-Ostaseski scaled Calfinder to more than $20 million.