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I'm an angel investor that enjoys helping other founders build and grow their products. I try to be helpful mostly around product (strategy, positioning, design), go-to-market, and marketing. I previously founded Eventjoy (backed by Y Combinator) and later sold it to Ticketmaster. I've also built and grown a variety of consumer (2x featured by Apple) and B2B products.

I bring my startup experience, network, and product evangelism to the teams I get the opportunity to work with. As a founder, I empathize with the immense challenge of building something new from nothing. I try to make myself available to founders at all times, and am always eager to help.

🚨New for 2020 🚨

I raised a small angel fund with Rahul Vohra, founder of Superhuman, to help more companies around product and go-to-market.

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From the founders

"Todd has been one of our most helpful investors. He’s helped us with fundraising, marketing, and product. If you’re raising, you should try to get him onboard!"

Noam Ben-Zvi, Placer

"Todd is one of the sharpest investors I know, and adds a ton of value from helping with product strategy to making excellent connections.

Nick Shelly, Apero

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

Rahul Vohra, Superhuman

"Todd is often one of the first angel investors I turn to for advice, and advocate to founders we work with at On Deck."

David Booth, On Deck

"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 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

How I help

  • Product - Strategy, marketing/positioning, design
  • Go-to-market - Product evangelism, user acquisition, growth experiments
  • Strategy - Sequencing the right mix of product and go-to-market tactics to find product/market fit
  • Fundraising - Strategy, narrative design, deck creation, investor intros
  • Startup misc - M&A, being a sounding board :)

Select themes of interest

  • Productivity - Make knowledge workers more effective
  • Business infrastructure - Empower other businesses by abstracting away complexity
  • Health is wealth - Fitness; wellness; mental health; DTC
  • Creator stack - Ways for individuals to create, engage, and monetize audiences
  • Future of work - Distributed teams; new models of work
  • Fintech - New ways to invest and manage personal capital

Last updated: 10/18/19