venture capitalist in San Francisco, California
I'm blessed to have one of the greatest jobs anywhere. As an investor, I get spend all day meeting with and helping some of the most talented, ambitious, and colorful entrepreneurs in the world. Maveron is unlike any other venture firm, and is a very special place where we invest only in the best early stage consumer brands on the journey from obscurity to ubiquity.
I've spent most of my life as an entrepreneur. Product is always closest to my heart, but I've also re-compiled a lot of C++, mis-keyed a lot of general ledger entries, and basically made mistakes in just about every entrepreneurial discipline possible.
In a past life, I've toured the country as a professional bass player, lived in Tahoe as a ski bum, and floated down the Mississippi River on a homemade raft, but still nothing is as much fun as chasing around my two little girls.