If you could design an ideal angel investor Greg would be it. No angel will be more supportive, caring and 100% on your side during the brutal process of starting & building a company. Beyond the money, Greg will open up his rolodex, break through walls and push you to make things happen. Extremely valuable insight and strategic advice re: fundraising & M&A. Fantastic network and relationships. Most importantly, 100% on the founders side. Will do whatever it takes to get the founder to win.
Cofounder of Next Caller YC W14, Founder of Soho Energy Corp, Princeton University, B.A. Philosophy 2006
Greg has been amazing. From hustle to insights to honest advice to network, we couldn't be happier having Greg as an investor in CloudApp. He's been a great sounding board for fundraising advice, growth and is highly informed re. public markets, IPOs + M&A; always sharing insights that early stage companies may be less in the loop on. Founder friendly and here for everyone to win! #mvpinvestor
CEO at CloudApp. Former Senior Engineer @aol, Founder @mingly, Organizer @StartupWeekend. Entrepreneur + tech since 1996. Kitesurfing in the bay area and HI.
Greg is a superb angel who i have worked with in two companies; he runs a crisp due-diligence process and have seen him evaluate and pass/invest in a half-dozen projects to date. He has a varied perspective on business models, tech, and founders. As an shareholder he has added-value with research, his network, and as a sounding board for strategic decisions. One of my favorite angel investors out of a roster of 50+ that i've worked with across 3 separate deals/companies.
Founder @pixvana • Founder @buuteeq • Founder @puffin-designs , Flash and Silverlight Product Manager. Lover of spicy food.
Greg is one of the best investors anyone could ask for. He is incredibly helpful with a wealth of referrals and an invaluable thought partner in the forming and growing of a successful business. I recommend Greg without hesitation.
Founder @zylo • Worked at @sprout-social, @exacttarget • Studied at @indiana-university-bloomington
Greg was an early investor in the start up that I joined as CEO back in 2014. Greg immediately showed interest and wisdom in terms of our challenges and opportunities, and helped to make many relevant introductions on the sales side. Greg remained neutral and balanced with his feedback as opportunities arose, and his direction proved immensely beneficial as we moved forward to an exit. I sure hope Greg invests in my next start up (once I figure out what that is ...).
Greg was one of our very first investors in Skyward and I’m so grateful he joined us on the journey from inception to exit. Always thoughtful, supportive, and available, Greg is the guy you call when you need a slightly different angle on things coming from someone who is squarely in your corner. And when so much of the startup scene is dominated by the Bay Area, Greg is a solid foot planted on the Street to help understand how macro markets are playing out. If you’re reading these references because you’re trying to figure out if you want Greg on your team... that’s easy... you do.
Greg was the earliest VC to take an active interest in Cargo, and the impetus for us to apply to Techstars, which proved to be transformational for our business. Not intimidated by early businesses or first time founders, he's a terrific coach whose utility to a business scales from pre seed to public markets. We are lucky to have Greg on the cap table, any CEO would be!
Ecom guy using ride-share to disrupt retail.
Founder Cargo • Worked at @birchbox, @christie-s-auction-house • Studied at @yale-university
Greg is a tireless partner to his portfolio companies and seeks to be helpful and supportive in any/every way that he can. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in investing, company-building and M&A, which he leverages often to help his companies succeed. Great person to have in your corner.
CEO/Founder of Specialty Vietnamese Coffee line: Copper Cow Coffee focused on sustainability and e-commerce growth. Also, MIT and UC Berkeley graduate.
Greg has been a great addition to our cap table. He's added significant value through introductions and information. In addition he is consistently available for strategic advice and support as well as allowing us to use his three daughters as a focus group. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Greg and the Ride team were great partners as we were getting started at Cursor. Available when we needed them but also happy to let us some spend time building in the early months. Look forward to working together again in the future!
Founder @engreet, @cursor-data • Worked at @exacttarget, @linkedin
Greg is one of the best angel/seed investors I’ve ever worked with. He takes a genuine interest in the companies and founders he backs, and is willing to go the extra mile to help them succeed. From the earliest days of backing, Greg grinds to make customer intros/help close deals/refer candidates, and is generally a great sounding board for challenges throughout the journey. Would highly recommend getting Greg / Ride Ventures on your cap table if you have the opportunity.
Greg invested in our Series A. He's been an awesome supporter ever since! He'd always willing to pick up a phone and provide his POV on the challenges of the day. He also has great perspective on what's happening out there on a macro level.