What we do: strategic and creative approaches to brand building as an investor and marketing partner through VSC and Wareness.io.
Focused on explosive growth companies that do amazing things in almost any vertical.
Most major outcomes have come in mobile, advertising, connected devices, gaming, payments, developer platforms, venture capital/company-building entities, and consumer internet/mobile services.
A selection of companies I've helped:
AdMob - acquired by Google for $750m
TrueAction-/GSI Commerce, acquired by Ebay for over $2.4bn
MoPub - acquired by Twitter for $350m
Natural Motion - acquired by Zynga for $527m
Playspan - acquired by Visa for $190m
OpenFeint - acquired by Gree for $104m
Card. Io - acquired by Paypal
fitmob - acquired by Classpass
Bash Games - acquired by Sony for $160m-$180m
Wyse/Pocketcloud - acquired by Dell for $350m
Skyfire - exited to Opera for $120m+
Greystripe - acquired by Valueclick for $70m
ipsh - acquired by Omnicom
Taptu - acquired by Mediafed
Motally - acquired by Nokia
Tempo AI - acquired by Salesforce
Wareness.io is a hardware marketing platform and early-stage investment fund which is responsible for some of the most successful pre-sales campaigns of all time including Coin, Tile, Moov, Ringly, goTenna, Navdy and Vessyl.
Each company has broken records in terms of pre-sales within their respective verticals.
Co-creator of the Walk of Game, a first-ever video game landmark destination that inducted the likes of Sonic, Mario and Lara Croft into video game history.
Co-founder of Project Ahimsa, a global effort to empower youth through music, which has impacted over 10,000 children with music education around the world.
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