Most of my career I have been a founder and always will be at heart. I was fortunate to be able to make some small investments in friends companies and took a chance. I love that being an investor lets me partner with amazing entrepreneurs who are building the future.
I'm looking at the team's passion for the idea and whether it solves a true problem.
I like to be as active as the founder will allow. I'm a member of multiple Slack accounts for companies I have invested in and like to think of myself as part of the team's support network
Be yourself; not some version of who you think I'd expect you to be
I don't have a set number but the last couple years it's been around 5 direct investments per year
My father was a minister and my mother a social worker: I grew up in a household where empathy trumped capitalism and I think that carries over to the way I invest now
New York is the greatest city in the world, but it's not an easy place to start or run a business. Choosing to live here (in NYC) self selects for the types of ambitious founders I like to back. The future is bright for NYC tech.