My Investments

I am currently investing in early stage web/software companies through my second fund ($28M). I make investments of $50K-$200K, typically in rounds of $500k-$1.5m. 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. You can see some of the companies that I have previously invested in below. Please feel free to contact me with few short paragraphs about your startup to start the ball rolling. I hope to get back to you very quickly, and I appreciate your patience as I do receive a high volume of these.

Active investments

Uber – Everyone’s private driver.
Twilio – Powering business communication.
Sendgrid – Email delivery. Simplified.
Simply Measured – Social Media Analytics.
and more

Acquired Investments (24 and counting)

I’ve invested in companies which have been acquired by companies such as Amazon, AOL, Angie’s List, eBay, IAC, Jive, Sailthru, Skype, Automattic (WordPress), Yahoo, Urban Airship, Coverity, Telenav, Walmart Labs, and more. These include:

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.

More active investments

BigDoor Media – Virtual economies as a service.
TapInfluence – Powering social content.
DailyWorth – Women talking money.
FullContact – Turn partial contacts into full contacts.
GiveForward – Send love and financial support to patients.
isocket – Ad automation platform.
Kapost – Content marketing platform.
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.
Romotive – Romo, the smart phone robot.
Scopely – Mobile entertainment network.
StockTwits – Share ideas and learn from professional investors.
Storenvy – Social e-commerce stores.
YesWare – Email for salespeople.

I also make investments via the worlds #1 startup accelerator, TechStars.

Here’s my CrunchBase profile.

 

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