I am an investor with entrepreneurial experience who applies a consistent investment philosophy to invest across asset classes and in public and private markets. I have invested in over 100 private companies across stages (but with a heavy emphasis on seed stage) and am an LP in numerous venture and private equity funds. I sit on the board of Advantia Health, which I co-founded with my father and grew as CEO from 0 to ~$100M in revenue and break even, while navigating the COVID crisis. I recruited my successor at the end of 2020 and have turned my primary focus to investing.
Prior to Advantia, I founded the enterprise software investment platform Acceleprise.VC, and managed the first fund’s investment portfolio, which has provided it’s LP’s with CoC and mark to market returns significantly above the Cambridge benchmarks for our vintage year.
Prior to Acceleprise, I lived in London while working, unfortunately unsuccessfully, to start a social gambling business called PIkum, which was backed by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and various venture capital investors including First Round Capital.
And finally, I started my entrepreneurial career by co-founding the higher education focused online financial technology services firm, Higher One. At Higher One I served as founding president and then as part of the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer for 8 years. During that time, Higher One reached profitability and in 2008 was in the top 100 of the Inc 500 list and ranked #12 on the Entrepreneur Hot 100 list of fastest growing U.S. private companies. Higher One went public in 2010.
Prior to Higher One, I co-founded the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, and graduated from Yale with a B.S. in Engineering Sciences. I also has an M.A. in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
I live in St. John in the USVI and spend significant amounts of time in Washington, DC and traveling.