I invest in founders early at pre-seed and seed stage when they are forming their startups and starting to grow. I help founders develop their narrative for fundraising, sales and marketing, and I help them get follow-on funding and and grow with help from my network. Founders give me allocations because they want me on their cap table and accessibility to my network. My network of startup founders, tech professionals and VCs is my greatest asset. I find investment opportunities and evaluate them with help from my deep local network. I grew up in Menlo Park, went to Menlo School and Stanford, worked at Intuit, Meraki and at VC firms Floodgate, Rothenberg Ventures and Haystack.
I syndicate deals that I can get a $100k-$500k allocation when the startup is raising from an institutional seed fund. I start working with founders when they are just starting their companies and ask for an allocation into their seed round. I use my syndicate to fill the allocation, get financially aligned with founders, and invite my network in early-stage investment opportunities that I think will be successful. I may invest personally before the institutional seed round.