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Goodbye NYC...See You In 2021

Today my wife and I finished packing our apartment, moved all of our belongings into storage, and said farewell to New York. It’s surreal to even type these words. I’m filled with a range of emotions: sadness, nostalgia, guilt, regret, and even excitement. As I walked down Broadway

Goodbye NYC...See You In 2021
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Inside the Mind of a New York VC

Earlier this summer, I sat down with Bart Clareman of AlleyWatch [https://www.alleywatch.com/] for a wide ranging interview. We talked about my accidental path to venture, the evolution of the tech ecosystem in NYC over the last decade, my human-centric approach to investing, how Primary [https://www.primary.

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Doubling Down on NYC: Joining Primary as Venture Partner

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining Primary Venture Partners [https://www.primary.vc/] as a Venture Partner. Over the last six years, Ben and Brad have been co-investors, thought partners and friends. Ever since the fall, they have been helping me think through a number of paths

Doubling Down on NYC: Joining Primary as Venture Partner
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Introducing One Change Club

Several months ago while I was on my Vipassana meditation retreat, I was captivated by the idea that change is a constant. By unplugging for ten days and increasing my sense of awareness, it became very apparent that objects around us and within us, even at the tiniest levels, are

Introducing One Change Club
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Startup Pitch Decks

A few weeks ago, Alex Iskold [https://www.linkedin.com/in/iskold/] of TechStars NYC asked me to talk with the Winter 2017 class about constructing an effective fundraising pitch deck. I jumped at the chance because this is an important topic that often comes up with first time and

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The Designer Behind The NYC Subway Map

This morning while I was browsing Fast Company Design, I stumbled upon a rare interview [http://www.fastcodesign.com/3044133/a-rare-interview-with-graphic-design-legend-massimo-vignelli] with graphic design legend, Massimo Vignelli. For those of you who don’t know Vignelli, he was a versatile Italian designer who worked across a broad range of disciplines

The Designer Behind The NYC Subway Map
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New Investment: Breather

Two years ago I was introduced to Julien Smith, Founder / CEO of Montreal and NYC-based Breather [http://breather.com/], by my good friend Taylor Davidson [https://twitter.com/tdavidson]. Taylor explained that Breather was building a new type of private cafe that could be accessed via mobile app. I thought

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Update My VC

Today we are launching Update My VC [http://www.updatemyvc.com/] - a modern guide on how founders can easily update and keep in touch with your investors. At RRE we always strive to provide the best possible support to our companies, but we realize you’re slammed building product,

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Uberification of the US Service Economy

Since I joined RRE Ventures [http://www.rre.com/] last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. “On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category so I believe it’s important to start with a definition.

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Breather - Peace & Quiet on Demand

On Friday, all of my meetings were downtown but I had a two hour open window in the late morning.  Instead of schlepping to RRE’s office in Midtown East or sitting in a noisy Starbucks with spotty wifi, I decided to give Breather [http://breather.com/] a try.  Breather

Breather - Peace & Quiet on Demand