Early-stage investor

I'm a founder-friendly angel investor with a strong focus on product, design, and marketing. I previously founded Eventjoy (backed by Y Combinator) and later sold it to Ticketmaster. Building and growing beautiful products that solve real problems is what excites me. I enjoy bringing those skills, my network, and startup experience to founders I work with. I look to back formidable, relentlessly resourceful entrepreneurs on their endeavors. I'm stage and sector agnostic, but prefer to be involved early (where I can add the most value).

If you're also an investor, apply to join my syndicate to co-invest with me on future deals.

Investments

World's fastest email client
Seed
Real-time data for sales and marketing
Seed
Supersonic passenger airplanes
Series B
Cloud-powered assistant for developers
Seed+ (via syndicate)
Google Analytics for brick and mortar
Seed
Globally-accessible lending products
Series A
Software infrastructure that's 100x cheaper
Seed (via syndicate)
AI-generated photos for fashion e-commerce
Seed
Design as a service for businesses
Seed
Track and visualize your daily life
Seed
Breeze
Flexible car leases for the on-demand economy
Seed+ (via syndicate) | Acquired by Ford
Framing for consumers and businesses
Seed
Bar inventory management and analytics
Seed

From the founders

"Todd sees the whole picture as well as anyone, and has become a go-to source of advice on everything from product design to fundraising. Generous and thoughtful guy to boot."

Josh Hubball, Level

"Todd has been one of our most valuable investors. He regularly makes introductions to useful people and is always available to run new ideas by or give advice."

Christopher Finneral, SketchDeck

"Todd is very generous with his time, has fantastic product sense, and is empathetic to boot."

Rahul Vohra, Superhuman

"Todd has amazing product sense, and he's also one of the most passionate and intelligent people I've gotten to know from Florida all the way out to San Francisco."

Nikhil Kundra, Partender

Main ways I add value

  • Product - Strategy, roadmap planning, marketing/positioning
  • Design - UI, UX for web and mobile
  • Marketing and growth - organic (referrals, content, SEO), paid (search, social, direct mail), growth strategy, brand marketing
  • Startup misc - Early go-to-market, fundraising, M&A, being a sounding board :)

I can help with both B2B and consumer products. I'm especially experienced with all aspects of self-service products.