***To keep LinkedIn useful as a way to meet people through common friends or associates, I only link to people I have met face-to-face and that I would feel comfortable asking for a personal introduction to one of their contacts. Even if I haven't met you I'm happy to chat; feel free to message me; just make
***To keep LinkedIn useful as a way to meet people through common friends or associates, I only link to people I have met face-to-face and that I would feel comfortable asking for a personal introduction to one of their contacts. Even if I haven't met you I'm happy to chat; feel free to message me; just make sure your message lets me know what you want to talk about. If you email me through LinkedIn, I might not read it for a week or so, I use LinkedIn irregularly so I don't frequently check it.***
I'm an active early-stage investor, with seed money in StrongDM, Zipdrug, PCB:ng, Clubhouse, Zensight, Bonsai.ai, RevMetrix, Emissary, Validately, Little Borrowed Dress, Granify, Rockerbox, Karma, Informed Data Systems/OneDrop, Tuition.io, Premise, Percolate, Yieldbot, PlaceIQ, Datadog, Datahero, Metamarkets, The Trade Desk, PowHow, Magnetic, and 33Across, among others. I previously invested in Flurry, Simple, Lucky Sort, MediaArmor, Awe.sm, Optimal, Platial, Deconstructed, and a bunch of other stuff.
Back in the '00s I was a co-founder of Root Markets, a cutting-edge internet data services company. Founded on the premise that consumers have the right to their data, Root Markets was the first financial exchange for consumer leads.
I was also the Managing Director of Seneca Investments, a venture capital firm focused on internet marketing and media firms. Seneca was the successor entity to Communicade Group, the corporate venture capital division of Omnicom Group Inc. Communicade seed funded many of the early internet marketing pioneers, including Razorfish, Agency.com, Organic and Oyster Interactive.
Prior to Seneca, I was a member of the senior management team at Prodigy Communications. Before that I was at Deloitte Consulting, working with major corporations in a variety of industries. I began my career at IBM, as a hardware development engineer.
Specialties: Startups and internet marketing, marketing tech, data-driven business infrastructure.
Venture Capitalist @ From May 2008 to Present (7 years 6 months) Adjunct Professor @ From September 2012 to Present (3 years 2 months) New York, NYBoard Director @ From April 2015 to Present (7 months) Board Director @ From December 2013 to Present (1 year 11 months) Board Director @ From December 2010 to December 2014 (4 years 1 month) Board director @ From December 2009 to March 2014 (4 years 4 months) Board Director @ From January 2011 to December 2013 (3 years) Board Director @ From January 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 5 months) Portland, Oregon AreaBoard Director @ From October 2010 to June 2012 (1 year 9 months) Board director @ From April 2009 to January 2010 (10 months) Managing Director @ From May 2001 to February 2008 (6 years 10 months) Co-founder & Executive Vice President @ From October 2004 to September 2006 (2 years) Managing Director, Communicade @ From July 1997 to May 2001 (3 years 11 months) Director of Finance @ From August 1995 to June 1997 (1 year 11 months) Restructuring Services Group @ From August 1993 to August 1995 (2 years 1 month) Head Coach @ From 1991 to 1993 (2 years) New York, NYEngineer @ From September 1988 to September 1991 (3 years 1 month)
BS, MS @ Columbia From 1984 to 1990 MBA @ New York University, Stern From September 1991 to 1993
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