Paige Craig – “Adrenaline-Fueled Angel”
Marines, military intelligence, technology, and counter-terrorism – – it sounds like the plot of a new John le Carré novel, but is actually the bio of angel investor and serial entrepreneur Paige Craig.
Paige’s life has been filled with risks. In his early 20’s, after serving his country, Paige decided to start a business in Baghdad. Armed with amazing self-confidence, $75k earned from flipping old crack houses, and the innate ability to recognize opportunity, Paige created a multi-million dollar business.
Upon his return from Baghdad, Paige saw the need to centralize the tech industry in Los Angeles in order to compete with San Francisco and New York. He coined the term “Silicon Beach” 3 years ago, and actively began growing the entrepreneurial community in Santa Monica.
Believing that companies must “Make Work Rewarding” in order to attract and retain employees, Paige launched BetterWorks in 2010. Located in Santa Monica, BetterWorks’ value proposition is that it “makes it easy for employers to do the right thing for employees.” By providing a cost-effective solution to reward and recognize employees through the use of meaningful perks, BetterWorks helps companies build an emotional connection that money just can’t buy.
And if you are wondering what excites Paige today in the start-up world, it’s three things: