INVESTMENTS

The world's most important technology companies are started by founders with either a deep technical insight (something we all know is valuable, but seems impossible to do) or a novel sociological insight (something that many people have a latent, but currently unknown desire for). I have invested in (and occasionally advised) several early-stage technology companies in both categories.

When I'm lucky enough to work with one of these teams, my experience with marketing helps deep technology companies explain themselves and novel companies cope with hyper-growth. I also help, where possible, with recruiting, partnerships, M&A, and future financing. I don't want to glamorize it... I just pick up the phone when you call me and do whatever I can to help. Entrepreneurs do 99.999% of the work, but anyone who considers themselves a good investor should still fight alongside you when you ask them to.

Some of my investments are disclosed below or on AngelList. Occasionally I have shared my investments via an AngelList syndicate, which allows accredited investors to invest alongside me. If you're interested in learning more, please visit my syndicate page.

 

Notable Investments:

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Active:

  • Able Lending - Small business loans
  • Acre - Beautiful homes that have net-zero energy usage
  • Adraza BioSystems - Medical research and diagnostic testing
  • Avametric - Wildly accurate 3D renderings
  • Bikanta - Nanodiamond based imaging to detect Cancer
  • Envoy - Elder care services 
  • Cambrian Genomics - DNA Laser PRinting
  • Change.org - Petitions that effectively lead to change
  • Classpass - Federated access to top fitness classes (via Fitmob acquisition)
  • ClearForce - Cyber Security
  • Experiment.com - Crowd-funding for science experiments
  • Gridspace - Voice processing and analytics on phone calls
  • Hired - Job marketplace for technical talent
  • Hologram - Connected device developer platform
  • Interchange - Tools for crypto-currency
  • Kite - Tools for programmers
  • L. - Health products that empower women
  • LabDoor - Supplement testing and verification
  • LoungeBuddy - Airport lounge discovery
  • Lyft - Reinventing transportation
  • MoviePass - Subscriptions to watch unlimited movies in theaters for $10/mo
  • Naytev - A/B testing for social media
  • NewtonX - AI powered expert network
  • Notable Labs - Personalized testing service for cancer patients
  • Panda - Augmented Video
  • Patreon Sustainable funding platform for artists
  • PRENAV - Drone navigation
  • Polymorph - Native advertising (formerly AdsNative)
  • Reach - Long-range wireless power
  • Rinse - Dry-cleaning and laundry on demand
  • ShopPad - Tablet commerce
  • Standard Cyborg - Modern prosthetics
  • Social Construct - Coming soon
  • SOMA - Eco-friendly water filtration
  • SMASHsolar - Snap together solar modules
  • TheFamily - Support for international startups
  • Tribe - Video chat
  • Ways to Cap - Alibaba for Africa
  • Wink Health - Digital sleep clinic
  • Zeus - Corporate housing
 

Achievement Unlocked:

Acquired by Twist Bioscience

Acquired by Twist Bioscience

Acquired by Sinclair Broadcast

Acquired by Sinclair Broadcast