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I'm an early stage equity venture capitalist based in New York City


I currently run Alpha Venture Partners, a growth and expansion stage venture fund. I also advise Pritzker Group Venture Capital (

In addition, for the past 16 years, I have run Silicon Alley Venture Partners, a New York City based venture firm focused on seed and early stage information technology companies. I primarily focus on the Internet and web based online services sector.

Prior to SAVP, I founded and ran AdOne, a classified media portal and SaaS vendor to on the newspaper industry; when we sold to a newspaper consortium in the late 90's it had over 500 newspapers clients.

I graduated from Duke University (Durham, NC) with an economics major in 1990, and Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a JD/MBA degree in 1995. I spent my last year of study at Columbia University in New York City, where I started AdOne in my final semester in an Entrepreneurship course taught by Murray Lowe and mentored by Cliff Schorer.

I am also a Milton Academy grad, a high school in Milton, MA and I attended Georgetown Day School (Washington, DC) and Harlingen High (Harlingen, TX). While in school and breaks, I have worked a variety of part-time and short duration fulltime jobs: as a COBOL and DB2 coder; as a blue and white collar productivity consultant, as an investment banking analyst at a small midwestern investment bank and research analyst on the CMO desk at Bear Stearns; as a venture capital consultant for a midwestern Bank; as well as being self employed selling computers and teaching computer basics.

I have a wife and 3 kids. Raising a family is like working with early stage companies: humbling and rewarding.


adventure, golf, friends, gadgets, family, thrillers and science fiction novels and movies, interesting nonfiction books, the Pixies, biographies, making America a better place, passionate serial entrepreneurs that are maniacal about changing their part of the world for the better