Work includes 10+ years in venture capital (both direct investing and fund of funds), 8 years in startup companies, 5 board seats, 15+ years in the radio and music industries, 15+ years of teaching entrepreneurship and finance at Stanford, founding of new undergraduate leadership program at Stanford, and a decade building out Revolution Media.
Specialties: Traditional and Digital Media (encompasses radio/music, TV, content, and technology such as mobile), Finance, Sports
Gold Star Ventures, L.P. invests in early stage companies that enable traditional media company growth by solving problems around interactivity, measurement, engagement, and audio/text/video in real time. We also invest more generally in early stage companies in the media space that we see via our network that might be overlooked by the traditional Silicon Valley investment community. Finally, we invest opportunistically in select transactions beyond media, such as sports, that enable us to uniquely leverage our ability to monetize or improve financial and operating performance of the target companies.