The Cackle: Episode #51
Network and Community Building Strategies
SPECIAL GUEST: Joe Malcoun, Founder, Cahoots, and President, CKM Capital Partners
AIRED ON: Wednesday, March 17th on Facebook Live or Twitter at 10:30 am EST
Joe Malcoun, Founder of Cahoots and President of CKM Capital Partners, joins The Cackle to discuss network and community building strategies.
Joe Malcoun is an Ann Arbor, MI based investor and entrepreneur. He is Founder of Cahoots, a 25,000 sq. ft innovative shared office concept and place of community for tech companies and their teams in downtown Ann Arbor. He led Nutshell, a sales collaboration tool for small and medium-sized businesses, for six years as it’s CEO where he spent most of his time staying out of the way of his incredibly talented team and building external partnerships with other software companies.
Prior to joining Nutshell, Joe founded CKM Capital, an early stage technology investment firm, that has invested in dozens of Midwest startups. Before founding CKM Capital, Joe was a member of the Strategy and Corporate Development team at DTE Energy and was an early employee at the sustainability consultancy GreenOrder where he led projects for leadership teams at General Electric, General Motors and a number of other F500 enterprises.
He is a three-time graduate of the University of Michigan including a M.S. in Environmental Economics and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business. Joe is very active in the Ann Arbor community and recently led an investment group to acquire and preserve the Blind Pig, an iconic live music club. He has held multiple leadership positions on non-profit boards including 826michigan and 826 National.
Additionally, he actively mentors and advises entrepreneurs both within and outside of his portfolio of investments. He loves live music, paddles wood-canvas canoes better than he rides bikes, and has a severe weakness for good food and drink.
About The Cackle
Each week on The Cackle, we highlight small businesses, startups, and people who have an impact on communities across the Midwest. We explore a wide range of topics relating to the vibrancy of local economies, including: entrepreneurial journeys, economic trends found in our research, the challenges facing small businesses and startups face, and the importance of building a diverse and inclusive community.