We look for entrepreneurs that apply technology in unexpected ways. We gravitate
toward people that tell a story around a crystalized vision and exude the
thoughtfulness and vitality needed to challenge the status quo.
Founders succeed when they’ve connected the dots, know their visions can succeed,
and relentlessly pursue their objectives. Whether your idea saves lives,
connects people, or makes things faster, easier, or less expensive, when
customers are keenly aware they are better off because of you,
scaling your business flows naturally.
We like to be the first investor
after family and friends. As goals are
achieved, we’ll help find additional
We will support your planning,
roadmap strategy, brand identity,
and messaging efforts.
We can help with Web and
mobile design, architecture,
full stack software development,
and project management.
Chief Technical Officer
Senior Creative Director
Dan co-founded Intelligent Technologies (PC to mainframe communications)
and PeerLogic (distributed computing), and was an early investor and CEO
at Mindfabric (natural language processing). Dan sits on the boards of
Independent Means, Infrascale, Knowme, and NeuroPlus. He was an early proponent of
the peer-to-peer application services model and holds five U.S. Patents
in distributed computing.
Dan earned a BA in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz where he graduated with honors.
Peter was a founding member of BEA's professional
services team, specializing in distributed
transaction architecture, and was also the co-founder
of Savant, a pioneer in e-learning that was acquired
by Global Learning Systems. Subsequently, he managed
software development for DHAP Digital, an award-winning
San Francisco based consultancy that produced projects
for Toyota, Adobe and TiVo.
Peter earned a BS in Finance and Information Systems from The Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was an Alumni Scholar.
Lori is an award-winning graphic designer and
user-experience expert. Working with renowned
designer Eiko Ishioka, Lori helped launch Apple
Computer Japan. At Adobe, she was responsible
for implementing Adobe’s identity, including
its logo. Her work has been recognized and
featured in leading design publications, including
Communication Arts and I.D.
Lori holds a BFA in Communications Art & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Mark has held technology leadership roles at
SAP, Siebel, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft where
he worked on business-critical applications
used by enterprise customers around the world.
Mark is an expert in public key encryption (PKI),
Internet security solutions, and test-driven
development. Mark co-founded Evolve, an e-commerce
solution for Ireland-based retailers.
Mark holds an MS degree in Software Engineering (1st Class Honors) from the University of Cork, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cork Institute of Technology.