The list below includes investments I made together with the outstanding teams at Gotham Ventures, North Hill Ventures, and Capital One, as well as in my capacity as an angel investor.
I am an investor and adviser
I am a Managing Partner at CoVenture, a venture capital firm that invests in and develops software for early-stage startups. I am also the Investor-in-Residence at Cornell Tech, working with the students, faculty and administration to productize academic research. I have been fortunate to work with the team at Gotham Ventures, as well as Gotham’s portfolio companies Sailthru, AdStruc, LendKey, Altruik, EXPO, Lumeta, Verterra and Widetronix. I also had the privilege of working with the team at SinglePlatform through the company’s acquisition by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). I serve on the Board of Directors of the NY Tech Alliance and the New York chapter of Wharton Private Equity Partners.
Before joining Gotham, I was a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial, where I worked on the deal teams for the firm’s investments in DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), Higher One (NYSE: ONE), Compete (acquired by TNS), and Exchange Solutions.
Before joining North Hill, I worked at two different start-ups: enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM) and SharkTank, an online marketplace connecting lawyers and potential clients. I began my career as a consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).
I earned my undergraduate degree in Engineering from Cornell University and my M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
I live with my wife and two children in Manhattan (where I nonetheless maintain my allegiance to the Red Sox). I grew up in Nebraska (Go Huskers!).