Ted has solid operational experience and accurate industry vision, making him a fantastic strategic advisor. He's been incredibly helpful for our startup, and our understanding of the market in general.
Ted has become an invaluable addition to Choremonster, providing insight and guidance that regularly steers the company in the right direction. Ted is a blast to work with, and any entrepreneur would be ecstatic to have him on their team.
Founder of Gylee Games. Formerly ChoreMonster and FamilyTech. Entrepreneur. @Brandery & @DisneyAccel alum. I probably like rap too much. Rollerblading since '94
Ted has been a great mentor for The Brandery and a tireless advocate for the Midwest startup community. His hands-on experience as a startup CTO helps set him apart as an investor that adds true value to any startup he works with.
Ted is one of those unique Investors that brings it all: Technical background, Experience with all stages of a start-up (building, growth, and exit), and I would trust him with anything. On top of all that, he makes him self available to his portfolio founders above all else. Not much more you can ask for.
As an UpTo investor and board member, Ted has become an invaluable part of team. He continually goes above and beyond helping our team from a technology, leadership and strategy perspective. He is a pleasure to work with and has made a positive impact since day 1.
Co-Founder & COO of @StockX . Formerly CEO of UpTo and Director of Digital Business & Product Development at Warner Music Group.
Ted is an entrepreneur-friendly investor and has been on both sides of the table. He offers advice but still lets the founders drive the vision. I hope I can get him on my board in any future companies.
Ted had been a great advisor and board member. He's quickly able to condense complexity into succinct ideas and messages. He's constantly A/B testing life and is always ready with a new way to be more efficient and effective.
Ted's calm and easy-going demeanor makes him a pleasure to work with. But there is nothing casual about his intelligence, strategic vision, and passion; all of which make him an incredible champion and resource for any startup.
CEO, co-founder @BRAIQ Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience
M.S. Artificial Intelligence
Ted is one of the most knowledgeable and insightful individuals I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Ted has helped us across all necessary elements of our company. Having Ted as an advisor puts us in a much better position for success and growth.
CEO and Co-founder of Voyhoy. Travel Junkie. Hamburger Aficionado.
We went into Ted's Techstars Mobility program as an idea with exciting but underdeveloped traction, and emerged as a start-up with a bigger, better managed team, an improved product, major partnerships in place, and a nearly closed seed round. Ted will surround you with mentors who will improve your product, he will teach you how to get your corporate house in order, he will handpick and help coordinate partnerships and exposure opportunities, and all to often he will send you helpful thoughts about your company late at night when he should probably be hanging with his family. For first-time founders in the mobility space, this program is a catalytic life-changing "must" as long as Ted is still running it.
Ted has the gift of looking into a situation and seeing truth. He recognized our own core competency at Spatial before we saw it. He cuts through the noise, quickly breaking down what is truly important in a situation and provides guidance. He is a quiet driver behind the renaissance of Detroit and believes in building better cities by building into entrepreneurs. No question, our company is at a totally different place, and we as founders are different people because we know Ted.
Ted has a great grasp on what it takes to get a startup off the ground. His understanding of the mobility world and the startup environment, paired with his network across the industry and investors makes him a great advisor and program director. On top of all that he's just a great friend that you'd want to share a beer with!
Co-Founder at Fathom. Coach at the Hope College Entrepreneurship Initiative. Hope College '16 B.S. Chemistry
Ted is an amazing investor and mentor. With all of the companies in his portfolio, I am always amazed by how responsive and thoughtful he is everytime we ask him something. Whenever my cofounder and I need to settle a dispute, Ted is one of the few people we trust to be the tiebreaker.
Thanks to Ted for being an awesome investor. We can confidently say we've grown and built relationships in three months that would normally take three years. We're now in discussions with numerous tier 1, motorcycle OEM and investor groups as a result of our participation in Techstars Mobility.