I invest in early-stage startup companies as a managing partner and head of the AV Seed fund at Alumni Ventures, the most active VC firm in the United States. I've spent my career in various entrepreneurial, leadership, and business development roles. I've also served as an angel investor and advisor to over a dozen technology startups. I'm particularly proud of my role as co-founder and CEO of TravelPerk, a VC-backed travel management platform that has achieved "unicorn" status with thousands of employees and customers worldwide. Before TravelPerk, I launched the B2B division of Booking.com, and my career began as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. My early professional journey took off at Lycos, one of the web's pioneer search engines and web portals. I hold degrees from Babson College and Harvard Business School. Additionally, I'm the author of the impact-focused Higher Purpose Venture Capital Blog on Substack. Beyond my professional endeavors, I'm an enthusiastic world traveler, having explored over 140 countries and all 50 states. I reside just outside of Boston with my wife and two daughters.