I love working with founding teams who are looking to change the world. Their energy and enthusiasm is infectious. It is great when you can see a product evolve over time that has been shaped by the vision of the founding team. For most founders an exit is not the end goal—it’s part of the life cycle of the company.
- Advised UXPin in Series Seed Financing
- Advised Fido Labs in Series Seed Financing
- Advised adrise in Series A financing
- Advised shippo in Series Seed Financing
- Advised m.dot in financing matters and sale to GoDaddy
- Advised Zendeals in financing matter and sale to RetailMeNot
- Advised VSS in sale to Danaher Group
- Advised General Catalyst in investment into Brainly
Launch Moment: Seeing the face of a founder who just sold his baby off for a whooping $200 million, and realizing that this was it!
Favorite App: This may be boring, but it's still Facebook, which I have been on since about 2007. I love being able to stay in touch with friends and family. It's the easiest way for me, and my kids actually respond when I message them (not so much when I email them!).
Daily Reads: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News and TechCrunch.
Favorite Book: Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich.
Off the Clock: I enjoy spending time with my three kids and my high school sweetheart, even when dragging them to modern art museums. Traveling to exotic places is fun, but the beauty and serenity of the Pacific Coast and the Sierra gives me more pleasure than anything. I also enjoy watching soccer and getting on the slopes as much as I can.
LLM, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
First State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1995
Bar AdmissionsCalifornia, New York
Emerging Companies, Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions
Technology: Mobile, Telecom, Infrastructure, Digital Media, Software (includes SAAS and Cloud computing), Materials Sciences (includes nanotechnology, semiconductors, etc.), Energy, Clean Tech, Consumer, Fin Tech, Ed Tech, Healthcare IT, Big Data