Evan Baehr is a serial founder of technology companies, venture investor and advisor, best-selling author, and university professor. Baehr is currently the Founder/CEO of Teneo (link), a national leadership organization, author of Get Backed (link) from Harvard Business Press, professor of marketing at the University of Texas, and cohost of the podcast Our American Experiment (link).
Most recently he cofounded Able, a financial technology company backed by Mike Maples and Peter Thiel, which sold in 2017. Able serves the ‘fortune 5,000,000’—the millions of small businesses that create two-thirds of all jobs in the United States—with low interest loans to help them grow. Forbes called Able “capitalism at its best.”
Previously he cofounded Outbox, a startup designed to disrupt the United States Postal Service. After being shut down by the federal government, Baehr was profiled in the Wall Street Journal's Weekend Interview titled “A Case of Uncreative Destruction."
Baehr’s book, Get Backed, equips entrepreneurs with the key skills to build a pitch deck and then raise capital to launch a business. Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran calls the book a ‘must read’ before pitching on the show. It has equipped over 1,000,000 entrepreneurs.
He has worked for Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund, the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative aide, and the White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives. He founded the first chapter of the the Adam Smith Society, the largest organization of MBA’s committed to capitalism, and has served as a member or advisor to the Lincoln Network, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Federalist Society, Alliance Defending Freedom, and American Enterprise Institute.
He is an honors graduate of Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School), Yale University (MA, Ethics), and Harvard Business School (MBA).