Strengths: product, mktg, metrics. Engineer in '90s then entrepreneur, marketer, angel, VC. Developer mktg @ PayPal (pre-IPO). Ran Facebook fbFund incubator (2009). Investor: Mint, Mashery, SlideShare, Twilio, Wildfire, MakerBot, Sendgrid, Credit Karma. 250K+ Twitter followers. Part-time sith lord.Describe what you have done, what you are doing, and the kinds of things you are interested in.
I'm the founding partner of 500 Startups, an internet seed fund & startup accelerator in Silicon Valley. I've been an investor in hundreds of companies all over the world including Mint, SlideShare, Twilio, SendGrid, Wildfire, Makerbot, Credit Karma. I've been an engineer and written code. I've been an entrepreneur, founded a company, grew it & sold it (small exit). I've been a marketer; ran PayPal developer marketing, managed email campaigns, search marketing, wrote copy for both PayPal & Simply Hired. I've been a tech blogger for 10+ years, and i've written hundreds of posts. I've been an angel investor (personal) and VC (professional). I've run user groups & conferences in Silicon Valley for 20 years. I started the early-stage investment program for Founders Fund in 2008, and ran the Facebook fbFund incubator program in 2009. I created the "AARRR" / startup metrics for pirates concept & framework. I've given hundreds of talks on startups & tech entrepreneurship. I swear a lot.Describe the most impressive thing you've done.