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Internet of Things

IoT

IoT is one of my key areas of focus as an investor at White Star Capital. In particular: For the Kauffman Fellows, I am doing academic research on what large company executives are doing to preserve their market position facing current and imminent threats from IoT startups & disruptors. I’m a data geek and a…

Atlas and aQuantive… and Microsoft

aQuantive

~5 of the best years of my professional life (prior to White Star) were spent at Atlas aka AtlasDMT, a division of aQuantive. We were a big data and analytics company, with a particular focus on adtech. Microsoft acquired us for over $6 billion in my last year at the company before going to grad…

Gymtrack

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Gymtrack is a White Star Capital portfolio company that I work closely with. Gymtrack’s technology, sold to gyms, allows gym members to track their entire workout automatically.

mnubo

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mnubo is a White Star Capital portfolio company that I work closely with. The company is transforming how IoT manufacturers use their data. It is at the intersection of IoT, Cloud, and Big Data.

KeyMe

KeyMe

KeyMe is a White Star Capital portfolio company that is bringing IoT to one of the oldest industries: locksmiths.  

Kauffman Fellows

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I’m honored to be in class 19 of the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program. My classmates rock! Founded in 1994, Kauffman Fellows is a Silicon Valley-based leadership program for venture capitalists and innovators of all kinds. The more than 400 graduates from this two-year apprenticeship, together known as the Kauffman Fellows Society, now lead venture capital,…

Waterloo Alumnus

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My Computer Science cred comes from the University of Waterloo’s computer science program. The school has strong rankings, and LinkedIn says that the top employers hire a lot of grads. I graduated with a B.Math Honors, Major in Computer Science, Minor in Combinatorics and Optimization, with Co-op option. In just half a century, the University…

In the press and in books

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I haven’t been in the press too much, so it’s still fun for me to maintain this list.  🙂 John Livesay’s interview series VentureBeat: eBay expanding to NYC Internet Advertising during 2012 Olympics on NBC  Graduate to LinkedIn: a book on networking strategies using LinkedIn CNBC’s CrowdRules (jump to 30:15): VIP at premier episode of TV show…

White Star Capital

White Star Capital

My job, my profession, and one of passions. White Star Capital helps exceptional entrepreneurs build great technology companies. With a presence in Europe and North America and a truly global network, we invest in great teams and support them to scale globally. We invest in the most ambitious entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic and support…

Sierra Ventures

sierra ventures

These guys, and particularly Mark Fernandes, gave me my break in Venture Capital. And Vispi Daver took an active role in mentoring me. Thank you to the whole team for taking me on board.

Research for Kauffman Fellows: Internet of Things (IoT) Disruption Best Practices for Executives of Leading Companies

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Introduction In addition to my day job at White Star Capital, I am currently doing academic research for the Kauffman Venture Capital Fellows Program, a 2-year program where Fellows follow a structured curriculum with an individual development plan, executive coaching, facilitated mentoring, and peer learning and networking. Every Fellow chooses an area of research, and publishing the research is…