I'm currently a Venture Partner at Polaris Partners [more] and specialize in designing and building innovative technologies and consumer products. I've built products in the mobile, search, social, local, productivity, and collaboration spaces.
I joined Polaris from Spindle, a company I co-founded and led as CEO from December 2010 until it was acquired by Twitter in June 2013. Spindle developed patent pending search technology to surface the most timely and interesting updates from services like Twitter and Facebook
Prior to Spindle, I was at Microsoft incubating new concepts and bringing them to market. I led development of Docs.com. Launched by Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2010, Docs.com was a collaboration with Facebook to bring Microsoft Office Online to the Facebook audience. Before Docs.com, I helped launch Bing Social Search in October 2009.
I'm an angel investor and a mentor at TechStars Boston, Havard's Innovation Lab, and SparkLabs Korea.
I live in Boston and am committed to helping the entrepreneurial community. I recently joined Mayor Walsh's Neighborhood Innovation District Committee to foster entrepreneurialism throughout the city.
I'm an eighth generation Californian and visit San Francisco often.
Learn more about the projects I've worked on.
- Venture Partner at Polaris Partners
- Board of Directors at Lob
- Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
- Living in Boston, MA
- Often in: San Francisco, CA | Portland, OR | Cambridge, MA | Seattle, WA
- Trying to learn how to take a decent picture
- Interested in all things digital
- Have stepped foot on all 7 continents
- Co-Founder & CEO at Spindle - Acquired by Twitter (Mentions)
- Working at Microsoft FUSE Labs on Docs.com. Easily share and edit Office docs on Facebook. Article. Video.
- Working on Bing Social Search
- Working at Microsoft Startup Labs in Cambridge, MA
- Working on Existory
- Consulting at Stanford Research Institute (SRI)
- Living everywhere and nowhere at the same time
- Did some currency trading
- Wrote a few trade articles
- Got involved in a few startups
- Lived (in-order): San Francisco, CA | Portola Valley, CA | Palo Alto, CA | Lake Oswego, OR | Portland, OR | Andover, MA | Boston, MA (Kenmore Sq) | Boston, MA (South End) | Manhattan Beach, CA | San Francisco, CA | Cambridge, MA (Harvard Square) | Seattle, WA | Boston, MA (current)
- See Spindle/Press
- "Microsoft's Facebook Experiment" - xconomy
- Video "Microsoft and Facebook Announce New Docs App"
- Video "Introducing Docs for Facebook: Making Your Documents Social"
- "Docs.com Grows into First-Class Sharing and Collaboration Hub for Facebook" - Softpedia
- "Microsoft Docs for Facebook: A hands-on tour" - PC World
- "Microsoft Office is Just what the iPad Needs" - PC Magazine