Leo has been a fantastic source of help for customer pitches, discussions on product, and investor intros. He also was able to help us close a pretty large deal by sending in some positive about our team because people in his network trust his judgement. We are very fortunate to have his support.
CEO and Co-Founder of @SimpleLegal YC S13. Second time founder... same co-founder both times.
Leo has been one of our most hands on investors at Standard Treasury. He is willing to jump in to code, review API documentation, and always give thoughtful, careful technical advice. He and Susa have been incredibly supportive of us and our business, if I ever need to raise early seed money again (and let's hope not!) then I would ask Leo to be involved again.
Investor in financial technology companies at Deciens Capital. Interested in payments, lending, regtech, insurance, risk management, capital markets, and more.
Leo is an investor in Standard Treasury (where I am Co-Founder). I can say, without reservation, that he is great. He is deeply technical, a rarity. He is always available. He is knowledge about many things and, even more importantly, will tell you when he doesn't know. He is a nerd's nerd - which I deeply appreciate. I would recommend him (and Susa) without reservation.
Leo has been, hands-down, one of the most helpful advisors to our company. His help takes many forms, ranging from introductions to partners, to strategic advice, to nitty-gritty feedback on our UI/UX, accompanied by specific ways to resolve issues and imperfections. I highly recommend Leo as an investors, advisor, and advocate.
co-founder of @DataFox, StartX summer '13, Stanford MBA; former Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group; Dutch native born in Japan.
Leo is golden. He's extremely smart technically and willing to get into the weeds on algorithms, data cleaning, etc. He's thoughtful and humble. He is well prepared. When we ask for feedback, he is extremely detailed an on-point in a non-judgmental way. He has made legitimately useful introductions to other talented engineers. Not sure what else you could possibly hope for in an investor. A+
DataFox Co-Founder, FounderSoup Founder, Technology Company Builder
Leo has been extraordinarily helpful -- absolutely one of the *truly* value-add investors. Every month he has substantive suggestions for how we can improve the site, and even goes so far as to take videos of what can be improved. He has met with us to advise us on issues like hiring and big data challenges, has introduced us to potential hires, and has been extraordinarily supportive. He (as well as the entire Susa Ventures team) are absolutely top-notch.
It's easy to say a lot of wonderful things about Leo (he's very intelligent, fun to hang out with, and great at making constructive suggestions) but actions speak louder than words: after short notice, Leo jumped in and helped us map out an algorithm we are working on. Some time before that, he met at our office and helped brainstorm a mechanical sorting system. He once solicited his fiancee's feedback on an industrial design decision point. Leo even has a website listing the ways he can and can help his portfolio companies. Work with Leo if you get the chance.
Founder, @Creator. Invented hamburger making robot. Was an engineer at STA. B.S. in physics with research in algorithms for quantum computers.
Leo is one of Lumoid's most helpful investors - he's one of those rare investors who is both interested (and helpful) in the tech side of things, as well as non-tech aspects of the company (like hiring, fundraising, feedback on our website experience (including copy!)). He's super thoughtful, constantly finds unique ways to be supportive, and is *always* available for advice or feedback. I would highly recommend having Leo as your investor or advisor!
I am extremely proud to call Leo an investor in our company. His is smart, humble, and always willing to help. He has helped us with a wide array of issues, from strategy to technical implementation. If he doesn't know the answer, he'll often do the research to derive it. I would recommend him to any founder; Your company will be better off with Leo involved.
Co-Founder of @Zipline. Tech co-founder of @MightyHive and more. Father of 2. Yahoo! Super Star. Tries to make the impossible possible.
Leo has been incredibly helpful to us as an investor. His involvement and advice on everything from pitching, to customer acquisition to growing the business has been thoughtful, strategic and insightful. He's helped us evaluate our business in new ways and has been one of our most hands on investors. Plus, he's responsive and easy to work with!