Entrepreneurship

Invite Media

My entrepreneurial history started early on in college.  I, through a series of introductions that started with a TAing position I had, did a side project for First Round Capital, a well known VC in the Philadelphia area.  Through them I was introduced to Invite Media, an up and coming startup out of Penn.  I started interning there early in my junior year, when the office was still only 7 or 8 people, and by second semester junior year was working more or less a full 40 hour workweek with Invite.  I stayed with them through the summer and my entire senior year, commuting back and fourth between PHL and NYC on a weekly basis for the entirety of winter/spring 2010.  Invite was acquired by Google in the summer of 2010.

WiFast

I co-founded WiFast in late 2011 with Jack Abraham.  We quickly picked up two more co-founders, Alexey Komissarouk and Scott Kyle and by early 2013 were firing on all cylinders and building a team.  During my time as CEO we raised a series seed and a series A, built a team of ~15 and setup the technology and built the foundation for the platform that is WiFast today.

Lynk

In the spring of 2014, whilst working in China, myself and Lukens Orthwein shipped over to Hong Kong to start a company called Lynk.  We saw that in the messaging world there was an enormous amount of fragmentation — and an enormous amount of people attempting to innovate on messaging content.  We thought, what if we focused on who you message instead of what you message them?  And with that, Lynk was born.  Lynk is an application that uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) technology to identify other Lynk users nearby.   We use this capability to provide users with innovate new experiences and allow them to explore their real world relationships and interactions in a digital medium.