Hi there, thanks for visiting. Based in San Francisco, I’m an Angel Investor, who is also building Otherwise.
Otherwise is a network of founders backing founders. 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, including:
- Bison Trails (Seed)
- Figma (Seed, fmr Board Member, Growth)
- Front (Seed, Growth)
- Justworks (Seed, fmr Board Member)
- Notion (Seed)
- Pachama (Seed)
- Patreon (Venture, Growth)
- Tandem (Seed)
- Robinhood (Seed, Growth)
- Vanta (Seed)
- Vouch (Venture)
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,”