I love to help people start and grow ideas. I've co-founded a number of technology companies, including: MediaCore (education technology), Pusher (realtime messaging) and New Bamboo (web agency). Collectively they’ve raised over $6M and two have exited.
I currently serve as Director of European Operations for thoughtbot. Prior to this, I was COO of MediaCore, focusing on fundraising, sales and marketing. MediaCore was acquired by Workday in 2015.
My interests and expertise lies in and at the intersections of:
☁ Web, mobile tech and Software as a Service (SaaS).$ Fundraising, M&A, sales and marketing growth hacking.✏ EdTech, MOOCs and general access to education and knowledge.♻ Environment and green energy causes and technology.⚕ Humanitarian aid and disaster relief.✈ UAV/drones and electric aircraft.
FINCA (Board Member, UK) - A global, nonprofit microfinance institution serving low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.
thoughtbot (Director, Europe) - My first company, New Bamboo, merged with thoughtbot in 2015.MediaCore (Acquired by Workday) - Transform learning with online video.Pusher (Co-Founder and Board Member) - Realtime messaging platform.Panda (Acquired in 2013). Cloud video encoding platform.
I am an active angel investor through Global Goals Capital.
Vayu - VTOL drone for rapid humanitarian and medical cargo delivery.Union Motion - Next generation electric motorcycles.Transcriptic - Subcloning, Simplified.MatterMark - Startup industry analytics.