After Carbon Black went public, Mrs. T. and I had some discussions. So, I’m excited to announce that our family is investing as angels and will donate all gains to charities. Why do this? First, we want to back entrepreneurs. This is personal for me. I have a low-income and immigrant background (more here). I
Our family angel program (details here) just invested in WEVO Conversion. We recently connected with Nitzan Shaer and were very impressed. We really liked the many life and business experiences he has had over multiple geographies, and it was quite clear right away that he is very good with people. I checked in with some
Our family angel program (details here) just invested in Mogul, and we are very pumped. We recently connected with founder Tiffany Pham and heard about her life story. From Vietnam to Paris to Plano, Texas, Tiffany has experienced and overcome a great deal. In addition, we really liked her sincerity and clear leadership skills that
My first job out of college ended up being a huge mistake. But, I recovered and took with me some lessons learned. Back in the Roaring 1980s, the hottest investment bank was Wasserstein Perella. The founders started a new M&A firm and proceeded to cherry pick very successful partners from other firms. A roster of
With heavy rain coming, a family sub-group is at the Boston Museum of Science. We wanted to see the new space exhibit. Also, I didn’t want to sit around the house. The exhibit was extremely interesting and well worth it. My favorite part was a satellite video of the earth, flashed onto a large screen.
Last weekend, we did a family stay in NYC. One of our children is doing a summer internship in Manhattan, and we thought it would be a great time to see her and get together as a family. I’ve lived twice in Manhattan. But, both times, I worked very long hours and had little time
We have a large rainstorm blowing through the area all day. So, it is a great time to simmer an all-day pasta sauce, exercise and read. One book I recently read and enjoyed is Andrew Yang’s The War on Normal People. Here is how the book starts: “I am writing from inside the tech bubble to