Terrence Rohan’s page

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terrence rohan

Hi there, thanks for visiting.  Based in San Francisco, I’m an Angel Investor, who is also building Otherwise.

Otherwise is a new type of fund.  We are a network of founders backing founders.  As an investment platform, this means everyone in Otherwise is a full-time founder, and we are organized as a distributed network.  You can think of us as a distributed Angel fund. Our purpose is to give founders more power.

Before Otherwise, I co-created Index Venture’s Seed Fund, and then incubated a new Angel Fund (stealth) while at Index, as it’s General Partner and Co-founder.  That Angel fund pioneered the found-backing-backing founder, network model – and inspired Otherwise.

I love helping people do something new, bold and different.  And I have been fortunate to invest in some exceptional founders, building those types of products:

Prior to investing, I was at Google and YouTube in product marketing and development roles across the US and Europe (’05-’10).  I spent most of my time launching new products.

I have a BA and MS in Philosophy (Colgate, London School of Economics) as well as an MS in Management (Stanford).

Happily married and a father times two, I love food, and the quote, “An idea that is not dangerous is hardly an idea at all” – Oscar Wilde

If you’d like to connect, please reach out and say “hi,”