I founded Starting Line in order to break all the expectations of what a Venture Capital fund in the city of Chicago had to look like. We got off the ground thanks to a little 2013 bet on bitcoin that went big, vital financial support from our mentors, and we're now putting it all on the line to make Starting Line the best partner for your business.
Over the past six years I have been blessed to invest in dozens of extraordinary companies including Spothero, Cameo, Havenly, Made in Cookware, Hungryroot, Flyhomes, PrettyLitter, Zeus, Kin, Chowbus, Rise Science, Catch Co and many more.
My e-mails are always slightly too long, my heart always a bit exposed on my sleeve. I work to bring transparency to a dark industry; you will always know where you stand with me. The entrepreneurs I work with call me at all hours. We have text message threads hundreds deep. I urge them to call me out when I say or do something that lacks thoughtfulness.