How I Invest
I aim to be an investor who founders trust and can rely on. This means:
- Support: I’m a resource for you beyond just my dollars.
- Expertise: I’m happy to share any knowledge I have.
- Low ego: I help if I can, and get out of the way if I can’t.
- High trust: I act with integrity and professionalism.
- Respect for your time: Quick responses, minimal friction.
- No games: I win when you win.
What I Invest In
🔮 I invest in startups that are building a future I want to be part of, and I try to help them make that future a reality. Beyond that, there are no rules.
🔥 Team ability and macro trends matter the most to me. Big ideas and innovative tech are also important. Traction is useful but not as relevant.
🌎 I’m flexible on geography, industry, and business model. I prefer B2B to consumer. About half my portfolio is in Canada, and half outside it.
🐶 I like both overdogs with “unfair advantages”, and underdogs who are “scrappy, resilient, resourceful”. I invest in both “brave new world” startups and “faster better cheaper” startups.
💼 Check out my portfolio here!
Why Work With Me?
❤️ Empathy: Being a founder is hard. As a founder who has been through the venture-backed journey myself, from inception to exit, I believe I can be more aligned, more insightful, and more empathetic about the challenges you face than most investors without that experience.
🔧 Execution: I can help tactically on almost all operational aspects of early-stage startups: product & engineering; sales & marketing; culture & team-building; go-to-market strategy; narrative creation & positioning; and fund-raising.
🧠 Knowledge: There are a few topics that I have specific deep expertise in: data & API business models; data science & data engineering; capital markets & B2B fintech; starting & scaling network-effects businesses; and building successful data-centric organizations.
🤝 Networks: I can help with introductions and references for potential customers, partners, job candidates, expert operators, and down-stream investors including many well-known VC firms.
📫 Founders, if this sounds like a fit, please reach out!