20-year startup veteran and key player in three acquisitions. Founding CEO of Y Combinator-backed Earbits. I raised $1.7M from Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures, Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg, YC president Geoff Ralston, and 30+ angels. I was in charge of product strategy across desktop, Roku and both mobile platforms, where we had 4+ star apps. Grew the company to 15,000 artists, 600 record labels and 500,000 mobile app downloads before our acquisition in 2015. Most recently I was CMO for a Bosch-backed cooking app maker where I oversaw product strategy and marketing.
I've built a startup from concept to acquisition, as well as taken over a company and grown it from $19M to $48M in two years. I can add value around marketing, product strategy, strategic partnerships, seed stage fundraising, product optimization and general business strategy, especially for very early startups, even in the concept phase.