I am an active angel investor in startups in Europe and the US. My value add to startups is:
– I was entrepreneur myself and grew my company to over 100 people with $15m venture capital — with all ups and downs
– With 9+ years at Google I learned how to build successful products and strong teams: Maps is one of Google’s few > 1 billion user products and Google Shopping one of the fastest growing businesses
– Because I live in Europe and work for an US company I understand what it means to build global products
Notable blockchain investments
Blockstream, Protocol Labs/IPFS and a few unannounced.
Revolar, NewsWhip, Schoolzilla, Sickweather, Contactually, Peer5, Experiment, Matternet, Sapho, Shinesty, Popular Pays, Soothe, Conekta, UXPin, Pakible, Havenly, WhoKnows, Trustify, Faction Skis, Rinse, Shoppimon, Shift Labs, Securify, Ramen, Snyk, Mosaic, HappyCo, Asseta, Opstarts, Ivee, Wonolo, Notion, Cuseum, ExpenseBot, Codementor, Cozy, Haven, MD Insider, One Drop, Human Longevity, Managed by Q, Daily Drip, Kanler, Skysafe, AppDiff, Tovala, Simbi, The Rooster, GoMeta, Daedalean, Starcity, Hooked, Dil Mil CaseHub and others.
Crew (exit to Dribble)
WorkLife (exit to Cisco)
Verbalizeit (exit to Smartling)
testhub (exit to Applause)
Scout (exit to Luxico)
Interviewed (exit to Indeed, via Jared Friedman)
Attic Labs / Noms DB (exit to Salesforce), via a fund
Parkifi (exit to Dish Networks, via FG Angels)
Stratim (exit to KAR Auction Services, NYSE ticker “KAR”)