I founded ff Venture Capital ("ffVC") in 2008 and have been a seed- and early-stage investor since late 1999. I focus on advising and growing technology and technology-enabled companies across emerging industries, including artificial intelligence, cyber security, drones, enterprise software, crowdfunding, and data analytics, among others.
I have served on the boards of more than 35 companies and led investments in more than 80 companies, including Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), Indiegogo, Ionic Security, Unikey, Skycatch, Plated, 500px, Distil Networks, Pebblepost, and Owlet. I also sit on The NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Board of Overseers.
Prior to founding ffVC, I worked at Goldman Sachs for 21 years in a variety of roles that involved technology development, reengineering and capital markets.
Built businesses within Goldman Sachs. Started angel investing based on long-term skillset. Paid out, so founded ffVC.
Delusionally optimistic. Able to sell. Wants to build a business. Domain advantage
Highly engaged. Only work with founders that reference us and find that important. Historically, around 50% of our seed funded deals end up raising a Series B.
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Want to help others be successful.
The supportive ecosystem.