CEO at Gameroom
Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco Mentor
He is CEO of Gameroom, a mobile platform for live gaming over video chat.
He is also a partner at Z1, a startup studio that builds new companies, an alumnus of YCombinator, an Endeavor entrepreneur and a Fulbright scholar.
Most recently – He was EIR and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, where he helped invest in startups in the San Francisco accelerator program and helped run growth programs for later state startups.
Prior to that, he co-founded Boostable. Based in San Francisco and funded by notable silicon valley investors like YCombinator, SVAngel and 500 Startups, Boostable helped online marketplaces offer digital marketing services to their sellers. Boostable was acquired by Metric Collective.
Before Boostable, he founded SocialWire (later renamed Manifest) that helped some of the largest retailers automate their products ads. Funded by First Round Capital, SofttechVC and 500 Startups, Manifest was a recipient of Facebook’s innovation awards in 2013. Manifest was acquired by Rakuten Marketing.
He also co-founded Nomadic Mentors, a non-profit that connects top mentors in silicon valley with founders in emerging tech hubs around the world. Nomadic Mentors was acquired by The Family, one of the most successful accelerators in Europe.
He frequently speaks, advise and consults on topics including tech startups, advertising technology, online marketplaces and personalization.