Welcome! I’m a sports/tech entrepreneur and early stage investor. Currently I’m co-CEO of DRAFT an innovative, venture-backed startup in the daily fantasy sports industry which I run alongside my childhood best friend, and the best product person I’ve ever met, Jeremy Levine. We sold DRAFT in May, 2017 for $48M to Paddy Power Betfair, the $9B 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. I could not have launched CoachUp without my incredibly talented co-founders and close buddies Arian Radmand and Gabe Durazo, who built the platform from the ground up.
I’m also co-founder and Chairman of 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.
I believe that entrepreneurship is an incredible force for good in our society, and I enjoy spending my free time supporting other entrepreneurs however possible. I’ve been fortunate to have been able to make over 40 early-stage technology investment, in many startups (though my check sizes are quite small, $10k-$25k), and to have had opportunities to speak at business schools and in the press on topics related to entrepreneurship, investing, coaching, and leadership. I also enjoy writing in my free time on these subjects and am a published author (thanks to Wiley & Sons).
When your team wins as an entrepreneur you often receive some cool awards, and so I was honored 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 was a Finalist for “New England Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2015.
So in summary, I like to spend my time building cool companies with my friends and hope you find value in my occasional posts on this site.