I advise Blackstone's Real Estate Group (and their portfolio companies: Hilton, La Quinta, Equity Office Properties, Invitation Homes, ESA, Motel6, LivCor, Cosmopolitan...more Las Vegas) on strategic investments & partnerships with startups and technology companies in the real estate, hospitality and travel industries.
I run Otter Rock Capital (www.otterrockcapital.com) a private venture capital fund that has invested in ~50 startups. Due to my experience in Identified (sold to Workday), I get access to number of competitive deals, frequently invited to tag-along in VC-backed rounds & lead opportunistic rounds.
Brendan was the co-Founder/CEO of Identified.com, a data and analytics platform that was acquired by Workday in March 2014. Identified developed and patented its proprietary SYMAN technology, a data normalization engine that processed and organized large amounts of social media data to make it useful to companies for recruiting and marketing. Identified raised $30 million from leading Sillicon Valley investors and VCs like Tim Draper, Bill Draper, Joel Peterson, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, VantagePoint Capital Partners and Capricorn. Brendan also helped found Cabify, an on-demand car service operating in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and services a Board Director/Advisor at a number of companies including InteriorDefine, AirEnvy, Kichit, ArtStar, and others. Brendan graduated from Stanford University's MBA program and Princeton University. Brendan previously worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. and The Blackstone Group.
Entrepreneur, Angel. Co-founder & CEO @Pillow Co-founder & CEO @Notehall sold to @Chegg
Brendan and I have invested in several deals together and plan to do more in the future. He brings the unique perspective of a founder with an exit (Identified) and a very active angel portfolio that he has been building for years.