|Investments made||Marketfish, MerchantCircle, UrbanSitter, AppStack, Dipity, InSync Software|
|Categories of interest|
Webassist.com, Financial Profiles, SnapBridge
I want to invent something cool.
MerchantCircle, Quora, Marketfish, Uber, Box.net
Endless opportunities, means endless directions and decisions to be made, which only time will tell whether the right ones were made and/or taken.
Blindly following a "build it and they will come" mentality and surrounding yourself with people who are entirely like-minded.
Pick your co-founders carefully. Validate your market before you invest your blood, sweat and tears building a product and launching a company into it. Listen to customers, but not completely.
Neal Hansch brings over fifteen years of experience in venture capital, technology operations and investment banking. Before joining Rustic Canyon in 2005, Neal worked in the Corporate Development group at Macromedia, where he was responsible for executing worldwide M&A transactions and strategic equity investments. Prior to Macromedia, Neal was at Technology Crossover Ventures, where he focused on investments in the software, networking infrastructure and e-commerce industries. He has also worked in Product Marketing at webMethods (Nasdaq: WEBM), a leading enterprise application integration company, and co-founded WebAssist.com, a start-up that provides popular software extensions for Web development tools. Neal began his career as a financial analyst in the Software Group at Robertson Stephens, where he worked with clients such as BEA, BroadVision, HNC, Hyperion, Informatica and Intuit. Neal received his M.B.A. with distinction from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was a Deutschman Venture Fellow. He also received bachelor degrees in Economics and Psychology from Duke University.