I love technology and believe that the Internet is deeply impacting mankind. I got started on the net before there was a web browser, founded a couple of internet startups, led eBay's Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm helping entrepreneurs with their strategy & operations, invested into early-stage tech startups, led Mozilla Labs, created Mozilla's accelerator program WebFWD and headed up Mozilla's Office of the Chair. I also created the non-profit organization Mentor for Good, the GyShiDo (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publish the opinionated The Heretic newsletter. But most of all – I simply love to help others to be their very best and make the world better.
Currently I am a Portfolio Manager at Google.org, Google's strategic philanthropic initiative where we invest in best-in-breed organizations that use technology to literally change the world. I frequently speak and write about Open Innovation, entrepreneurship & technology. I love to mentor entrepreneurs at The Unreasonable Institute, Unreasonable at Sea, TechStars, Seedcamp, Astia and many other places.
I live with my wife Jane and our horse & two dogs in sunny California. When I don't work you can find me mountain biking, teaching pro-runners Pilates or preparing espresso shots.
Life is good. Never walk, always run.