I am a Husband & Father, AI eats Software believer, Tech Investor, Startup Builder, Biz Dev, Funding, M&A Expert, Windsurfer and Snowboarder.
In my previous life I was a Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banker who advised startup founders and CxOs of Fortune 500 companies on corporate strategy, financing, and M&A.
I helped clients raise over $300M from institutional investors and close over $5B in M&A transactions.
My favorite part of my job is… shaping the future with some of the most brilliant minds of our time.
“Our founders tend to have this unique leadership quality we call ‘assertive humbleness’ – know what you are the world’s best at, and what you are not so good at so you can attract more talented people than you are at those things”
I am a repeat entrepreneur who launched, built, and exited two startups in the financial technology space. Praedea Solutions, a data mining software company using machine learning and image recognition technology, was acquired by Mergent in 2005, and InsideVenture, a financial social network for the founders of venture-backed pre-IPO startups and long-only institutional investors on Wall Street, was acquired by SecondMarket in 2009 (and is now part of NASDAQ).
“The future is already here, it is just not evenly distributed”
I think AI will… have profound and lasting impact on our society for centuries to come…
Some advice I can share with other entrepreneurs… “Your execution velocity will make the difference between success and failure”