Seed Stage VC Investor & Entrepreneur
Venture Capital | Greater Boston Area, US
I am a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures, a seed stage venture capital investment firm. My partners and I help founders give their businesses the best possible start with a high-conviction, hands-on seed investment. Together we invest in a broad set of consumer web, mobile, B2B SaaS, and enabling-layer internet startups. Our portfolio and approach are detailed on our site: www.nextviewventures.com.
I also am founder and organizer of the Boston Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly events which bring together nearly a thousand people in the web and mobile entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Prior to NextView, I served as a Vice President at Venrock (early stage VC firm originally established as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family) and as a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners.
Previously, I co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship property BargainDog.com, which I grew to 5M registered members. Sombasa was successfully acquired by About.com, which was soon after acquired by Primedia (NYSE: PRM), where I was Vice President of Marketing.
My educational background includes an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University.