Before that, I worked at Square in Product, and was the Founder & CEO of Electric Objects, named one of Time Magazine's 25 Best Inventions of 2014. I started the company in 2013 to explore ambient computing and the future of art. In 2017 Electric Objects was acquired by GIPHY, the internet's GIF backbone. I learned a lot from this experience and wrote about it.
In my spare time I'm a Part Time Partner at Notation Capital, my favorite VC firm.
Before Electric Objects, I was the General Manager of Digg, a betaworks company. We tried to understand and improve that ways that people find, read and talk about news stories. We acquired Digg in July 2012. Full story here and here.
While working on News.me, I co-created Last Great Thing with @jvanslem. We asked 20 of the smartest people we knew to tell us the last great thing they saw on the internet. The experiment lasted for about a month. If you're bored on a Sunday, check it out.
I had a short stint as Entrepreneur in Residence at betaworks, and before that, I worked in Strategic Development at TheLadders.com, learning a lot about software, business development, and investor relations. My first job out of school was in the Technology Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley.
I like to think about topics like identity, discovery, and the social web, and I often write about them on my blog. I've also contributed to Harvard University's Nieman Journalism Lab, Reuters, Business Insider, and the New York Observer's Betabeat. (And since the internet never forgets, you can find my older archives here.)
Sometimes I build fun things like BreakupText.