|Investments made||Miasole, Nanosolar, Qik, Salesforce, YottaQ, StyleSeat, Support Software|
|Categories of interest|
|Credentials||Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser|
Reality Online, Impulse Buy Network, NetAngels, Bluelight, GreenUp, Home Account, Loyalty Lab
I want to change the world.
Badgeville, KiiP, Causes, Hawkeye Brewing
The sales win, the client losses.
Know your partner(s)-inside and out
Understand the motivations of your investors and stakeholders
Don't partner too early
I've been involved in online services since 1983 when I got my first job at Apple and was put in charge of home investing, banking and online gaming. I enjoy the rush of being the underdog with a new project and changing people's perception of the status quo. I've led industry trade associations, been a member of numerous founding teams and personally started nine companies, the bulk with solid outcomes. I'm driven to solving interesting, marketing-related problems in big known sectors (i.e. retail, investing, gaming, accounting) and being a part of a smart heads-down team where everyone has dirty fingernails. I've also concluded it takes almost as much time and energy to solve a big, fun problem as a smaller, dull one---so I mise as well think BIG and surround myself with a hungry, wicked focused team of brainiacs.
Starting and/or helping to guide Internet-related companies that help consumers and business folk better control their destiny. I'm also been an active angel investor, Board member and/or Advisor to over 50 firms. Current advisory projects include Pono, Cloudwords, Pinchit and mPact.