I’m an early-stage investor, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor specializing in innovation, business development, storytelling and transforming corporate culture. Over the last 8 years I’ve been specifically focused on innovation in financial services industry. I’ve founded 7 startups, with 3 exits including an IPO, and advised dozens of corporations and institutions on implementing startup-inspired innovation practices and culture.
Now, I am a Partner at 500 FinTech, which is 500 Startups’ dedicated fund for investing globally in early-stage startups transforming the financial services industry (yes, including insurance). I now get to invest in awesome entrepreneurs while continuing to speak extensively, coach startups, and advise banks and insurance firms on innovation. While it will probably be 6-10 years before we know if I’m an awesome investor, so far all 33 of the investments we’ve done since Jan 2016 are happy with us and doing well.