Who am I?
Who am I and why are you hear?
That’s a great question… and one of the reasons I’ve resisted blogging for so long.
The first part is easy. I’m a serial entrepreneur and now early stage venture investor. My resume in brief reads:
- MBA from Chicago Booth
- Consultant for Booz & Co
- Project Manager for Kaplan Test Prep Online
- COO, Bunk1
- Investment & New Venture Manager, Neutrino Corp (a family office)
- CEO, Layercake
- Managing Director, Dreamit UrbanTech
What my resume means is that I’ve spent most of my professional life trying to understand how businesses work, increasingly focusing on what makes new products or services succeed. To
paraphrase rip off Mark Suster, I’ve spent time on both sides of the table.
The second part of the question is harder. I initially planned to write about bleeding edge NYC startups, focusing on what about them makes me want to spend some time to learn more and possibly invest… or not as the case may be. Along the way I’ve been asked to write about angel investors, accelerators, as well as other insights into the startup and VC community that I’ve garnered while running one of the top accelerator programs in the world so I’ve expanded my focus a bit.
Let’s see how it goes…