My mission is to bring out the best in people, whether they’re students, entrepreneurs, or investors.
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My work straddles venture capital and education.
I teach venture capital to university students and experienced investors through my affiliations with Yale University, HBCUvc, Kauffman Fellows, and other organizations committed to developing talent. I've taught courses that introduce undergraduates to investing fundamentals as well as continuing education programs that help seasoned investors raise their practice to the next level.
I started in the venture capital business at Silas Capital, where I served as an original member of the investment team. My focus there was identifying and partnering with talented entrepreneurs building early-stage consumer brands.
I enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs and do a fair amount of it on my own and through my association with the likes of Techstars, Founder Institute, and Endeavor. My mentoring relationships focus on helping companies with product, fundraising, marketing (esp. consumer brands), and legal.
I came to venture capital from a career as a trial attorney. Fun fact: I'm one of the few investors you'll meet who is also a registered patent attorney. These days I put my legal chops to good use by helping the entrepreneurs I mentor avoid mistakes that can sink their companies.