As part of Georgia Tech VentureLab, I help launch technology start-ups from biomedical, chemistry and all areas of engineering. My current activities, include:
Cancer Tumor Monorail device
Artificial Intelligence applications in Search
RNA & small molecule delivery encapsulation
4x power density improvement in electrical motor power - DHX Machines
Non-invasive pulmonary hypertension device
National Science Foundation SBIR medical technology reviewer
I team up with the researcher to test market acceptance and find a business model. If we pass that gate, we bring in grant funding to further remove technical and market adoption risk. Finally, we form the entity, license the technology from Ga Tech, Emory or Children's Healthcare and match a start-up CEO, SBIR, angel or venture funding and spin the entity out of Georgia Tech.
Former CEO, Decision Services International, LLC an Atlanta, GA based decision software company. With Fidelity Information Services (www.fisglobal.com), DSI developed VIE(tm), a verification of income and employment service. DSI's investors include senior financial and data industry executives and strategic, social venture capital funds.
Co-founder & former COO, RentBureau, the largest consumer reporting agency for the apartment industry. RentBureau was acquired by Experian in 2010.
Co-owner of SDC Brazil an agri-fuel producer in Tocantins, Brazil. Crops include eucalyptus and jatropha.
Managing Partner, Seraphim Partners, a technology investment fund targeted at Atlanta, GA based start-ups. Investments are in diagnostics and software based services.
Former President of Young Entrepreneurs Organization, Atlanta chapter.
Co-founder, TeleKey. Prepaid long distance and internet services. Sold to Executive Telecard.
Co-founder Mercury Cellular Management, built managed Washington 2 RSA
IBM National Accounts Division - large account sales - Coca-Cola Co.
IBM Kennedy Space Center - space shuttle operating system software developer