I'm a builder and investor

I'm a builder and investor

For more than 20 years, I've successfully honed and executed the core skills required to turn zero into one in technology startups:

Together, these skills are the foundation for my work in investment analysis and my unfair advantage as an early stage investor. Every seed investment is a priced package of stories related to these core skills.

As a product and new ventures consultant, I bring a unique combination of business and technical expertise and a lifetime of projects that's hard to match.

If you'd like to know more about how I can help your organization, please send me a message. I would love to talk.

Here's a little more about what I do:

Investment Analysis

Evaluate and invest in early stage technology startups. I've invested in over 30 companies, including seed investments in Calm (last post-money $2 billion) and TubeMogul (IPO, then acquired by Adobe).

Opportunity Recognition

Out-of-the-box new business idea generation, evaluation and prioritization based on an organization's strengths and weaknesses.

Venture Design

Use strategy, analysis and financial modeling as generative design tools to turn big opportunities into businesses with long term viability.

Team Building and Leadership

Identify the roles needed to build a successful new venture, source and evaluate world-class talent to fill the roles, and then inspire the talent to achieve at maximum personal and team potential.

Customer Development

The bridge between a business concept and a product customers can't live without.

Product Development

The entire product journey, from concept to minimum viable product to product-market fit.

Product Growth

Developing targeted growth ideas, deciding which ideas to execute, determining how to execute the ideas chosen, and learning from experiments to improve the next set of ideas.

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