Career Stats: Joined AV in 2012; former Microsoft (acquisitions & investments team) and Piper Jaffray (tech investment banking); Miami University
Since joining Arthur Ventures: I’ve led investments in the developer tools, marketing, HR/workforce, communications, data analytics, and financial services sectors in companies selling into the large enterprise, SMB, and true small business markets.
The most successful entrepreneurs I work with: Were told by others early on that their product was too niche, the market too small, their team too unproven, or their city wasn’t good enough to build a big company. Today they are winning with product, defining new markets, reaching their full potential as leaders and are building their company with amazing local talent.
Most commonly given advice to early stage entrepreneurs: Build a business that doesn’t require venture capital.
I have a particular soft spot for: Bootstrappers
Investments: 250ok, Ambassador (Acquired by West Corporation), Flipgrid (Acquired by Microsoft), Ionic, LeadPages, Nomics, Rhiza (Acquired by Nielsen), Stensul, Stream, Talkroute, Terminus, Total Expert, and When I Work