I’m an active seed stage investor, with board and advisory board experience. I advise for Techstars and review pitches from established programs like AngelPad, 500 Startups, Y-Combinator, and Alchemist Accelerator. I also review pitches by personal referral, but I only make funding introductions when I’ve invested myself. You can get more information on my portfolio and network through LinkedIn and Angellist.
I spent 20+ years working in Silicon Valley. I led the Android NexusOne team in ecommerce and logistics, designed new identity and monetization tools for YouTube, redesigned Google Earth and managed the design team that produced Sketchup, Street View and Google Maps. While at Cisco, I earned a CCNA and contributed to more than 40 network and device management tools. I hold patents in mapping, navigation and monetization.
And on the side, I advise a nonprofit supporting voter registration and participation in Kansas, and serve on the board of a nonprofit newspaper serving up accountability and watchdog journalism in Kansas and Missouri. I speak on design, product management and careers in tech, and I fund STEM scholarships at 2 universities.