Over the last 15 years I’ve started and grown several successful internet businesses, a few of which has scaled into the millions of subscribers, revenues, or users. I’ve also failed and experienced the bitter-sweet taste of learning big lessons founding companies with my own money, and I consider myself much wiser for it.
I’m currently the Founder & CEO of crowdfunder.com, the leading equity crowdfunding platform that works with influencers and celebrities and transforms their social influence into financial capital. While Kickstarter allows people to pre-purchase and donate to projects, Crowdfunder allows people to become actual shareholders and owners in great startups and businesses.
I also currently serve as an advisor to several internet startups and entrepreneurs in Southern California and invest in a few great entrepreneurs/deals a year when I see I can add real value and love you founders/team.
I consider myself a tech-savvy entrepreneur and investors who is happiest when I’m hands-on developing product, creating growth and thinking about both short and long term strategy. I know enough about development to be dangerous and hack some code apart… but not enough to build anything truly elegant or useful with my own two hands. I’ve scaled businesses from scratch and enjoy solving the early and hard problems of market positioning, customer psychology, and roduct architecture / development.