As many of you know, I like to invest in companies that do 2 things:
1) help 20-somethings become "grown-ups" (because that's what I am right now)
2) enable software developers to build more faster, better, and monetized (I was the 1st employee at Twilio and operated the Twilio Fund, a micro-fund in partnership with SV Angel and 500 Startups)
I invest selectively because I'm primarily focused on my own startup, usually doing 2 investments each year with cash money, and the rest with sweat equity. My most recent investment was in Estimote, who I met with prior to YC Demo Day and loved immediately. Traction, founding team, product, all of it.
I am also the founder of a startup that ranks and tracks startups: Mattermark. I use this data plus my relationships with founders to unearth the most promising opportunities I can find.
I will syndicate all my deals which include a cash investment. For deals that are purely sweat equity, AngelList does not currently support $0 basis syndicates but I will actively promote these opportunities where I can.