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I also work on some other things! Here’s some background about them.
I actively invest in seed stage startups through GoingVC Partners as a Cofounder and General Partner.
The portfolio consists of 20+ startups (and growing), with 2 companies exited (OnSpecta, Volumetric) and 1 “unicorn”. Co-investors include VC firms like Founders Fund, Boldstart, Insight Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, NextView Ventures, and many more.
I personally gravitate towards startups that:
- Build software for developers or IT (Current portfolio companies include Wallaroo Labs, WayScript, and Quantum Metric)
- Enable the future of work through content, education, and community (like GoingVC, which I cofounded)
- Transform how early stage entrepreneurs are funded and financed
Startup Operating and Product Management
- At DigitalOcean, I am Director of the DigitalOcean Marketplace, where I lead an awesome team of product managers and engineers. Previously I was the founding product manager for DigitalOcean Spaces.
- I was the 1st business hire and 1st non-founding employee @ Turbonomic (acquired by IBM for ~$2 billion), joining shortly after the initial round of financing that was led by Bain Capital Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.
- After working at Turbonomic I spent time at Amazon.com as a senior vertical product manager, where I launched a display ad product with a global footprint. I also led business development at AWS for Big Data solutions and services.
- Earlier in my career, I led VMware’s Northeast US professional services team, having joined the company when it was just a few hundred employees.
- You can see my full work history here on LinkedIn as well.
I’ve cofounded 2 companies:
- GoingVC is the leading VC career accelerator program with 400+ members and alums around the world, coupled with an associated VC investment arm, GoingVC Partners.
- BEMAVEN (fka HireNurture) was a SaaS company in the future of work space that focused on challenges related to technical hiring.
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