We're entrepreneurs. We've walked the long, hard startup path. And throughout the years, we've developed a habit of helping others entrepreneurs through actionable, timely, down-to-earth advice - especially product strategy, design, leadership, recruiting, press outreach, and growth. We're drawn to early seed-stage teams where we can roll up our sleeves and have early impact alongside you.
Brian is the Founder/CEO of Reforge, previously VP Growth @ HubSpot and co-founder of Boundless Learning (acq by Valore) and Viximo (acq by Tapjoy). Brian focuses on helping portfolio companies build a growth and customer acquisition machine.
Lee is a partner at AngelList, previously investor at MHS Capital and co-founder of Colingo. Lee focuses on helping portfolio companies with fundraising and sales.
Elaine was previously the co-founder and CXO of Meebo (acq by Google). She is writing a graphic novel about leadership while building the professional development series for Dandelion Chocolate. Elaine focuses on product, design, operations, and team-building.
Todd was previously the co-founder and VP of Product at Plaxo (acq Comcast). Today he leads a team of world-class chocolate makers at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco's Mission District. You can lure him into giving advice on strategy and press with hot chocolate and cookies.
Our strategy is to find very early companies, many of which are unlikely or unobvious bets, and help them get started. We work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs to refine early strategy, growth goals, team-building, and pitch development. Most of our investments come through our network or personal introductions. However, if you think your company is well-suited to us, we'd love to talk more.