An entrepreneur works from an at-home office humming with five computer monitors. He’s developing a high-tech startup, with years of experience and a network of specialized teammates by his side. Serving as a private consultant for several of the country’s Fortune 100 companies has prepared him to transfer a lifelong passion for music into an innovative company. While his two kids play with the dogs in the backyard, an investor rings on the line.
Behind the house lies a scenic backdrop—but it’s the Appalachian Mountains contouring the horizon line, not the Silicon Valley skyscrapers one might expect.