I am the co-founder and CEO of StockTwits® – a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine.
I love stocks and markets and have more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. I am the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. I also manage a hedge fund which I started in 1998.
In 2006, I created Wallstrip, and our team created more than 400 original web video shows. Wallstrip was purchased by CBS Corp. in 2007.
I am an active angel with many success investments including: Rent.com, (purchased by Ebay in 2005 for $415 million), Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), and Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers). Other investments include: Limos.com, Blogtalkradio.com, Buddy Media, Ticketfly, Assistly, Bit.ly, Etoro.com, Tubemogul and Tweetdeck (purchased by Twitter).
Way back in the dark ages (the 90′s) I earned an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.
I am Canadian, but don’t like beer.
Lots of failures, too. Trust me.