As one of the GPs in a small Silicon Valley VC firm, I worked with founders and CEOs of some of the most innovative and disruptive technology companies to emerge in the dawn of the new digital age. In 2000, I decided to branch out on my own and co-founded Fast Ventures, a new thought leader in venture finance, which eventually spawned the fast-venturing methodology.
In 2008, I founded Jackson Steiner, a small alternative asset and distressed real estate investment fund. When residential real estate markets bottomed in the US during the great economic and financial crisis, I orchestrated the rehabbing and repositioning of 100+ distressed single-family homes in South Florida before selling the remainder of our portfolio to one of the world’s largest alternative asset investors and closing the fund in 2014.
In 2015, I had to relocate to Europe due to family reasons. Since then, I have focused on helping founders and CEOs of venture-backed technology companies develop high-level strategic narratives that drive success in their strategy setting, product development, sales, marketing, and fundraising. Brands I’ve worked with include Anthem Gold, BMW, CoinPanel, Deutsche Bank, Neil Mandt (True Crime), OnePak, PlantLife, Sharekey, Spotify, Viddyoze, Wander.com, and many others.
When I’m not behind my desk, I’m probably out running or land mushing my 3-year-old Siberian Husky Nanouk. We run every day together. I run to clear my head, zone out of my constant thoughts, and, quite frankly, stay in shape. Nanouk runs because he’s got no choice. I’m also an aspiring photographer scouting Brittany’s rugged landscape in search of beauty, new experiences, and stories worth sharing on my blog “500 Words of French”.