Early Stage Technology Investor
I am currently investing in early stage web/software companies through my second fund ($28M). I make investments of $50K-$200K. My style is to be an engaged investor which means that I like to have a good up-to-date sense of what’s going on within each company so that I can try to be helpful in any way possible. I occasionally accept invitations for board seats for companies in which I am an investor and in which I have direct relevant experience. You can see the companies that I have already invested in below. Please feel free to contact me with few short paragraphs about your startup to start the ball rolling. I can usually get back to you very quickly.
Acquired Investments (24 and counting)
Brightkite (acquired by Limbo) – Mobile social networking.
BrightNest - (acquired by Angie’s List) – The brighter side of home maintenance.
DailyBurn (acquired by IAC) – Better fitness results in less time.
DebtMarket (acquired by ICE) – Buy/Sell loan portfolios.
Filtrbox (acquired by Jive Software) – Engage social media
Foodzie (acquired by Joyus) – Taste something different.
Frame (acquired by Sailthru) – Beautiful stores on iPad.
GroupMe (acquired by Skype) – Real time group chats for anyone.
Hipster (acquired by AOL) – Share where you are and what you’re doing.
Intense Debate (acquired by Automattic / WordPress) – Imagine better comments.
Milewise (acquired by Yahoo) – Search flights in cash, miles, and points.
Occipital (acquired by eBay) – sold RedLaser bar code scanning technology to eBay
Postling (acquired by LocalVox) – The easiest way for small business to leverage social media.
Retel Technologies (acquired by ShopperTrak) – Business insight from video surveillance.
RouteSmith (acquired by Runzheimer) – Route planning and logistics.
Seamless Receipts (acquired by Sailthru) – Electronic receipts.
SimpleGeo (acquired by Urban Airship) – Store, scale, and discover geodata.
Socialthing (acquired by AOL) – Lifestreaming.
Solidware Technologies (acquired by Coverity) – Decrease software risk.
StepOut (acquired by IAC) – Group to Group dating.
Tap Me (acquired by MediaMath) – Mobile in-game advertising platform.
ThinkNear - (acquired by Telenav) – Smart marketing for local businesses.
Torbit (acquired by Walmart Labs) – Double the speed for your web site in 5 minutes.
UpNext - (acquired by Amazon) The future of mobile maps.
ADStruc – Leading buying platform for the outdoor advertising industry
AdvoCharge – Much more affordable merchant services.
Baydin – Unsucking email.
BigDoor Media – Virtual economies as a service.
Blog Frog – Powering conversations for brands and bloggers.
ChatID – Enabling chat everywhere.
DailyWorth – Women talking money.
EverTrue – Powering alumni fundraising and intelligence.
FullContact – Turn partial contacts into full contacts.
GiveForward – Send love and financial support to patients.
Graphic.ly – Comic books and friends get connected.
Heyo – Small business marketing made easy.
isocket – Sell your own commission free ads.
Kapost – Content marketing platform.
Kohort – Connect your community.
Mocavo – Discover your family story.
MobileDay – One touch voice meetings.
MongoLab – Cloud MongoDB hosting
Next Big Sound – Actionable intelligence for the music industry.
Oblong – Spatial operating environment (think Minority Report – it was them).
Orbotix – Smart toys controlled by smart phones.
Ordr.in – Food delivery API.
RoundPegg – Scientifically ensure hires fit your company culture.
Romotive – Romo, the smart phone robot.
Scopely – Stealthy stuff.
SendGrid – Email deliverability and scalability.
Simply Measured – Social Media Analytics.
SocialSci – Online surveys for scientific researchers.
StockTwits – Share ideas and learn from professional investors.
Storenvy – Social e-commerce stores.
Twilio – Build powerful voice and SMS apps.
Uber – Everyone’s private driver.
YesWare – Email for salespeople.
Here’s my CrunchBase profile.