Graduated from UT in 1998. I have traveled extensively since leaving UT and have lived in Canada and Australia and worked in numerous other countries establishing sales, delivery and development centers from the India to Russia to Vietnam.
I operate a couple of businesses (DonRiver & Yokel) and have retuned to Austin to focus on Angel activities and currently have invested in a couple of capital factory companies (Realsavvy & Hero App), the Capital Factory fund, as well as a few other Austin based companies.
I enjoy real estate investing and have a strong network in Austin and South Texas and we have a hotel breaking ground in Austin in August of 16.
I like to learn and get exposed to new ideas and people with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. I have a learned a lot from my international experience and running a technology company for 10+ years. I have achieved success through hard work but also being fortunate to get advice and guidance from other entrepreneurs throughout my career.
I hope to be able to return that advice to others starting out. Starting a business and making it successful is one of the greatest experiences in the world.