Great Falls Ventures
Investor and Advisor To Some Great Companies!
Great Falls Ventures
Apr 2007 – Present
A seed/early stage investment and advisory firm, focused on search, community, communications, and mobile applications.
Recent advisory work:
Strategic planning for one of the largest cloud hosting providers
Expert witness work for a large international social network
Analysis of IP set-top box options for a new video service
Geothermal-advantaged data center acquisition analysis
Over-the-top video service launch in Mexico/Central America/South America
TV ad insertion firm due diligence
Investment due diligence on multiple early-stage companies in the security, mobile sectors
Sell-side assistance for a digital agency looking for growth equity (we got it!)
Feb 2019 – Present
Advisor to Hypergiant, a leading firm in the development of AI-based solutions to clients in the commercial and government markets. The firm has already delivered some incredibly creative AI solutions to their clients and has also begun commercializing some of their innovations.
Sep 2018 – Present
Strategic advisor to DigitalOcean, the best-loved brand in the whole IaaS market. DigitalOcean is the cloud hosting solution of choice for a massive global developer community.
Jan 2011 – Present
Advisor and portfolio company consultant for Catalyst Investors.
Aug 2016 – Present
Board member for the firm that created the entire concept of quantified measurement of reputation.
Oct 2008 – Present
Chairman of Technology Committee, Member of Audit Committee.
News Corp, AOL, Merrill Lynch, GE Capital
1995 – 2012
CTO and Line Roles - CTO of The Year, Top Tech Execs in Financial Services, multiple product awards, etc... Ran orgs up to 15,000 in size, and $700MM product P&L
2018 – Present
Secure decentralized mesh computing for the next generation of computationally-intensive crypto and cyber workload.
Dec 2016 – Present
Advisory to the leading company that is driving next-gen conversational commerce for an amazing list of clients!
Jan 2016 – Present
Advisor and investor at MyQVO, MyQVO is a company focused on the gamification of improved study and organization skills for students. In its initial pilot, it resulted in dramatic improvements across the 2,500 students involved. The average GPA of these pilot students improved 34% in a single semester. The company is now expanding its reach nationwide.
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