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 10+ 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
Since 2014 I’ve been fascinated by Bitcoin and the application of decentralized trust as the foundation of a new internet. I have built an angel portfolio of foundational companies in the space, for example: Blockstream, Protocol Labs, Circle, Blockchain (via Naval Ravikant and 21.co), Orchid (via Naval), Basis (via Naval) and Chia Network (via Naval). I also invested in Multicoin Capital and Neufund.