My experience has been primarily in the worlds of technology and finance. Mainly, in startups. For 11 years, I’ve worked in technology, and about the same in corporate finance. My finance experience was mainly in advisory roles, helping small-to-medium companies in industrial, low tech, service, or manufacturing industries. Generally working with private companies, I helped our clients work through shareholder buyouts, restructuring, turnarounds, and M&A activity. I loved it. In tech, I began my first startup in 1995 — back during the days of Netscape 1. More recently, I co-founded and was the CEO of UrtheCast for five years. At UrtheCast, we signed an agreement with the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) to install two cameras on the outside of the International Space Station. We took the pictures — and the first colour HD video from space — from those cameras and sold them into the Earth Observation industry and put them out online as well. Along the way we signed agreements with governments around the world, the UN, and brands like Pepsi. We built the company up to about 250 people over five years with seven offices around the world. Our annual revenue was about $60 million, and we took the company public, raising almost $200 million and acquired a competitor for $100 million. We truly were part of the New Space movement when it was just beginning. Space is plain awesome and seeing earth from space will never cease to amaze. Most recently, I co-founded and am CEO of Helios Wire, an Internet of Things startup that is building out a space-enabled IoT/M2M network. What we’re doing is democratizing the Internet of Things and connecting remote places across the world. Because we believe that the IoT shouldn’t be expensive, complicated, nor only for large global companies. We also are at the forefront of the integration between blockchain and IoT, the economy of things. I also do a little angel investing on the side and I’m advising a few other startups as well.