Tom Shields

Tom Shields

co-Founder NetGravity (NASDAQ: NETG) and Yieldex. Managing Director, Woodside Fund. Angel Investor, Eridani Ventures. Coder and family man.

Burlingame, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since September 06, 2012
  • About
Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $25,000 - $50,000
Typical investments in a year 2
Categories of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor

I am a(n):


If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to invent something cool.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Most rewarding is when a customer gives you an unsolicited testimonial about how great your product is. Most frustrating is when everything is going to hell and nobody seems to care.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Thinking that if you invent a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Persistence, patience, and something else that starts with a "P".