“I started from zero on fathering, zero on family, zero on being a man.” Jason Goldberg on DADicated.com
Jason is a devout Christian and has one son. Jason the best business strategist I know, he is also a successful venture capitalist, leader & entrepreneur. Jason himself grew up without a dad.
It is powerful to hear Jason open up on how he found his Faith and how this has transformed himself, his life and his view on family in such a radical way.
Enjoy the session.
Jason is a devout Christian, he is married and has one son. Jason is one of the best business strategists I know, he is also a successful venture capitalist, leader, and entrepreneur. In business, his mission is to create jobs and impact by scaling impactful firms. In the family sense, his mission is to be living in the manifest presence of God so that that is palpable for his son.
Jason’s Dad left when he was ten and he grew up without a dad, raised by a single mom with two sisters in a family with very little money. Jason and his Dad only connected two decades later and Jason opens up about his own healing journey stemming from having an absent father and thus not growing up emotionally whole.
It is powerful to hear Jason talk about how he found his Faith and how this has transformed himself, his life, and his view on family in such a radical way. He shares how he has recently learned to be a man and what being a Dad in the presence of God means for him and how this shapes his own life and his family life. When his son Elai was three he devoted a year to being a great father in terms of reading, praying, and thinking. He refers to this as a faith-driven revelation for him.
Jason finishes the session with powerful book recommendations on family, religion, and becoming a better dad (links below).
The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad were:
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The books Jason discusses in this episode (also see Jason’s parenting books airtable)
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Jason is a devout Christian, he is married and has one son. Jason is a successful business strategist and venture capitalist, leader, and entrepreneur. In business, his mission is to create jobs and impact by scaling impactful firms. In the family sense, his mission is to be living in the manifest presence of God so that that is palpable for his son.
Jason's primary focus is growing new companies: as an entrepreneur, venture financier, and advisor.
He got his first taste of venturing working for Bain & Co in 2001, helping De Beers Technology commercialise tech. which they could not use in the mines. He spent a few years in corporate strategy, mostly in the airline industry, often doing expansion strategy work. Since 2005, Jason has focused almost exclusively on growing new companies.
In 2007, he co-founded Edge Growth with the mission of creating jobs by scaling ventures.
In 2008-9, he co-founded Vumela, a ~R390m Venture Fund initially capitalised by The First Rand Group.
In 2016, Jason launched 10X-e: dedicated to helping successful founding teams Scale Up. Their focus is on the post-Accelerator stage, where founding teams need to make a complex, risky, multi-faceted transition from an entrepreneurial venture to a professionally managed, scaled organisation.