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Howard Love

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Howard Love
Love at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF in 2016
Howard Love
Occupation(s)Entrepreneur, investor, author

Howard Love (born June 9, 1960) is an American executive, author and entrepreneur.[1] Love is the former CEO of LoveToKnow Media, a digital publishing group.[2][3]

Early life


Love was born in Detroit in 1960.[4] He is the grandson of WWI flying ace George Augustus Vaughn Jr. and US industrialist George H. Love. His father, Howard M. "Pete" Love, was the CEO and chairman of National Steel and served on the boards of TWA and Monsanto.[5] He attended Phillips Exeter Academy (1974–1978) and Colgate University (1978–1983).[4]



Love is an angel investor[6] who has been an entrepreneur since the 1980s, and has founded or co-founded over 15 companies.[7]

His first business book, The Start-Up J Curve[8] (Greenleaf Book Group) was published in 2016.[9][10]

Personal life


Love currently resides in the United States.[4]


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  2. ^ "Ambition Today #23: Lessons Howard Love Learned While Sitting On Both Sides Of The Table – What Howard Love learned while being a founder & investor! | Product Hunt". Product Hunt. June 28, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Howard Love".
  4. ^ a b c Reese, Byron (August 30, 2016). "Book Review: The Start-up J Curve". gigaom.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lake Placid News" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Howard Love". angel.co. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "School for Startups Radio | August 30, 2016 – Start-Up J Curve Howard Love, College Match US David Montesano & Antidote Dr. Robert Blackman". schoolforstartupsradio.com. August 29, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Howard, Love (2016). The start-up J curve : the six steps to entrepreneurial success (First ed.). Austin, Texas. ISBN 9781626342927. OCLC 958691971.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  9. ^ Goldman, Jeremy (August 30, 2016). "This Book Could Save Your Startup Years of Frustration". Inc.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Six steps to entrepreneurial success". Retrieved October 18, 2018.