Helped build Black & Company, a regional retail brokerage, into a mid-tier investment bank that was acquired when banking deregulated 3x within one year to become part...more of Wells Fargo Securities.
Built investment research practice and investment banking relationships in internet software and applications, video game software and technical software used in the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips.
Teaching self-defense and martial arts to women, men and children and training for nearly 30 years - now in Boston's Chinatown.
Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen is practical...more self defense and fluid fitness. This traditional Indonesian martial art is a hard style, mesmerizing, with beautiful, flowing movements hiding powerful, explosive strikes.
I am an investor, but at heart I am a builder.
As a VC, I led MassVentures' investments in Ginkgo Bioworks (now a 'unicorn'), ClearGov, Spiro, and MachineMetrics.
As a sales person and equity research analyst, I helped build a boutique investment bank in the Pacific Northwest into a mid-size bank acquired by Wells Fargo. I established the first internet coverage for that boutique bank and grew it to a business that generated more than $4 million in commissions annually.
I have been training and teaching martial arts consistently for 30 years.
I am looking for companies with diverse teams who are building thoughtful predictive data applications. Teams that are seeking to fill the gaps in the data we have in order to make AI that elevates people and avoids unintended consequences.