I am an American entrepreneur, artist, and investor. Most recently, I founded Shisharka Skunk Works to develop new technology projects. I am also an Entrepreneur in Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage venture fund and startup accelerator. There I supported 218 startups with $30M in funding via accelerator, seed fund, and his own angel investments.
Before that, I empowered the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront, a marketplace for experiential retail space. Hailed as 'Airbnb for Retail' by The New York Times, Storefront is backed by over $10M in venture capital from leading Silicon Valley investors, hip-hop artist Nas, author Gary Vaynerchuk, and former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter. Storefront merged with Oui Open in 2016 to continue expansion internationally.
I have also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, created street art for a TEDx talk on creative cities, cameoed in NBC Universal's Bazillion Dollar Club, crafted the most read Best Buy email of all time reaching over 23 million customers, and designed a MysteryBot called Shisharka Land whose true origins remain unknown.