Over the course of my career, I’ve lived, studied, and worked in five countries. And I’ve traveled to over 100. I’ve seen a lot, done a lot, and failed and succeeded along the way. Most importantly, I’ve learned a ton.
I’m now a venture capital investor, funding and helping other entrepreneurs build and grow their own businesses. I began my career at Time Warner, where I helped to open and build the Asia operations for CNN’s parent company, Turner Broadcasting.
For much of the last 15 years, I built and ran media companies in China – a very unfriendly environment for media.
I was co-founder and CEO of two companies, both of which went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. I’ve had all the ups – and downs – of being a founder and building businesses. If you’re a founder, I know what you’re going through.
My wife and I (together with our dog, Nigel) now live in Los Angeles and travel all over the US and the world. Nigel often comes with us.
This website is a way to share some of the stuff I’m interested and involved in.
A note on social issues and politics:
I’m active politically, and am learning how to be more effective as an engaged citizen. I’m involved in some organizations – both small, and more established. I’m most interested in finding grassroots movements and communities, and helping to give them a larger voice.
If you or your organization fit this description, feel free to contact me. I can’t reply to everyone, but if your effort looks interesting, you’ll hear from me. I’ll do my best to broadcast the best ideas.
To help in that effort, I’ve also established a Facebook community which aims to raise the profile of causes, movements, candidates, and volunteers who are doing important work. Feel free to follow and to add your voice [here].
If you’re a scrappy founder and you’re building a business, the best way to reach me is through someone who already knows me.