Meet John Daniel of InnovatorJohn in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Daniel.

John, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have been in business since I was 16, from designing clothes and selling worldwide department stores like Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales to owning a shipping and freight company which I sold in 2012. I now invest in technology namely on-demand, and real estate. Being an investor, you get to know a lot of innovators in Los Angeles, and happy to provide seed investment. I also help companies with adding revenue, funding, and business consulting

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I failed with a few investments, and always manage to bounce back. In the beginning of my career I got kicked out of a lot of stores, and offices where no one wanted to buy any of my clothes samples. I just let go of the shame, and didn’t really care if I failed. I kept going, and if something didn’t work, I was always willing to change and adapt until it worked.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about InnovatorJohn – what should we know?
InnovatorJohn is a business development firm where we invest in start-ups, as well as help businesses with getting their products and services off the ground and to the next level. We help with funding, marketing, sales and support. We have worldwide clientele, and we’ve helped companies generate millions of dollars in sales, as well as helped them exit.
We have invested in multiple start-ups like and who are already nationwide.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
1. Stop making excuses.
2. Get rid of negative people in your life.
3. Embrace failure.

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