In the past 5 years we have seen a ton of venture backed startups pop up in many different industries. One of the most common trends with these startups is… disruption. Usually, it will displace the current established market leaders. We have seen this kind of disruptive technology with Uber, Facebook, Airbnb, Snapchat, Apple, Netflix, […]Read more "The Rise of IIoT Startups"
Since launching my VC fund, many people have asked…how do you choose which startups to partner with? The truth is we put a lot of time into choosing which startup we include in our investment portfolio. For one, we know nothing is a sure thing. We understand the risk involved with seed stage companies, there […]Read more "How Do We Decide Which Companies To Partner With In Our VC Fund?"
While “Death of the Unicorn” stories continue to gain traction, WeWork targets Asia as valuation hits $16 billion. This latest fundraising round makes them one of the world’s most valuable startups. Earlier this week, WeWork raised $430 million in a new round of financing led by Chinese investors, Hony Capital Ltd and Legend Holdings. They […]Read more "Rise of The Unicorns: WeWork hits $16 Billion Valuation"
I often talk about how I enjoy helping young founders and entrepreneurs achieve greatness. Being involved with startups gives me the opportunity to share my experiences with people who are trying to create a company that can have a positive impact on the world. One industry that our team has been involved with is Education […]Read more "EdTech…How Do We Teach Financial Skills to Children?"
Disruptive tech startups are everywhere in today’s society. What many of us do not realize is that the venture capital world affects the way we live. From the places we eat in, to the cars we drive, to the mail we ship, to the stores we shop in… much of it relates to venture capital. […]Read more "Venture Capital affects everyone of us on a daily basis – from the places we eat, to the cars we drive, to the stores we shop in…"
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015-12-28/what-to-expect-from-virtual-reality-in-2016 Virtual Reality could be the start to something life changing. This won’t be the next Body Camera Company, 3-D printing company, or Blu Ray Disc Company. No…Virtual Reality – VR – has the potential to be as impactful as smart phones and social media. Virtual reality is no longer just about video gaming, it […]Read more "COULD VIRTUAL REALITY CHANGE THE WAY WE LIVE? WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR…"
In the past year, “hacking” has been one of the biggest areas of concern. Cyber security has become a hot topic for all of us, as we have seen some of the largest businesses, and even governments being hacked. When most of us think of hacking, we think of the nightmare of our personal information […]Read more "Hacking of The Human Brain…VC Startups That Focus on Enhancing Your Brain"
“Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” – Confucius Building our VC fund has been an amazing ride. Each day brings new challenges and new opportunities. The best part about investing in startup companies is that we get to meet great entrepreneurs daily. When we decide to partner […]Read more "“Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”"
I am proud to announce that one of our portfolio companies, Allbirds, has officially launched their website (www.allbirds.com). Their wool running sneakers are on sale, so try and grab a pair before they sell out. In case you haven’t heard… Allbirds is a company that makes wool running shoes. The shoes are manufactured in […]Read more "Proud to Announce the Official Launch of Our Portfolio Company… Allbirds"
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FOX BUSINESS VIDEO Today I had the pleasure of joining Stuart Varney on Fox Business. The main topic of discussion was the outlook of the stock market and oil prices. The big question for debate was… Will the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 17k in March? In my opinion, […]Read more "Will the Dow Hit 17k in March?"