Welcome! I’m an entrepreneur and angel investor. Currently co-CEO of DRAFT an innovative, venture-backed startup in the daily fantasy sports industry which I run alongside my childhood best friend, Jeremy Levine. We sold DRAFT in May, 2017 for $48M to Paddy Power Betfair, the publicly traded leader in online gaming.
Before DRAFT I was the Founder and CEO of CoachUp.com, the nation’s leading sports coaching company. We raised $15M in venture-capital and build the category leading brand in the sports coaching industry. One of the most fun experiences I had at CoachUp was partnering with now 2X NBA MVP Stephen Curry as our lead spokesman. CoachUp would not have been possible without my incredibly talented co-founders and close buddies Arian Radmand and Gabe Durazo, who built the platform from the ground up.
I’m Chairman & lead investor in Athletes of Valor, a venture-backed social-impact for-profit that helps veterans transition from service to career by leveraging the power of sports. AoV is led by my good friend, and retired Marine, Alex Stone, who is a force of nature and his passion for helping other veterans is contagious.
Entrepreneurship is an incredible force for good in our society, and I spend my free time supporting other founders. I’m an early-stage technology investor in 40+ companies and a formal advisor to 6 of them. I speak on topics related to entrepreneurship, investing, coaching, and leadership, and sometimes write on these subjects, including a book (thanks to Wiley & Sons).
When your team wins as a founder/CEO you often get a disproportionate amount of praise, and so I’m honored on behalf of CoachUp to be named to things like the Inc. “30 under 30” in America list in 2015, to the Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” list in 2014, and a Finalist for “New England Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2015. I’m even more proud of our team awards: The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) named DRAFT the 2017 “Company of the Year, Best Fantasy Sports Game, Best Games App, and Best Draft Room” — a true credit to the talent and hard work our team displayed in building the best games in the industry.
Hope this wasn’t too much context around my work, but in summary, I’m passionate about building great companies with my friends, and hope to be more dedicated in writing down what I’m learning along the way. I hope you find value in my occasional posts on this site.