Founder. Investor. Trusted Advisor.

I help entrepreneurs and investors optimize equity value creation based on lessons learned as a founder or founding investor of seven companies with successful exits (two unicorns, one IPO).

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Startup anti-patterns: avoid 70+ repeatable ways to waste time & money

Patterns of successful angel investing: an old presentation I gave at Angel Bootcamp and then for the Angel Capital Association that highlights the importance of portfolio effects in Power Law environments

Making the Perfect Margarita: an Ignite talk I gave at KinnerNet that uses cocktailian alchemy as a metaphor for complex problem solving

Don’t worry about being good enough to pay it back. Worry about being good enough to pay it forward.
— Sim