Together with Sue Odio, we angel invest small ($2.5k - $5k) checks in early-stage startups we're excited about. Think of us as advisors with skin in the game — we love helping with tricky, ambiguous problems, providing access to our networks and audiences, or even just lending an ear.
Max is one of our highest value-add investors: he constantly gives us good product feedback and knows everything about open source.
On top of that, every time he talks about us to his developer audience our stats go wild.
– Brendan Falk, CEO Fig
If you're founding a startup and think this could be a good fit we'd love to meet you. Send us an email and let's chat!
We invest first-and-foremost in the people. Our main filter is "Do we believe these founders can go through the one-of-a-kind challenge of building a company that can change the world?"
We love investing early to make the most of the limited amount of money we have. The earlier, the better.
I personally love investing in products that I (would) use myself, even more so if they're products aimed at developers.
So far, I have invested in:
Fly.io, a platform for running global apps
Incident.io, a platform for incident management and response
Raycast, an extensible Spotlight for developers
DX, a developer experience platform
Clerk, a frontend-first user management solution
Liveblocks, a toolchain to build real-time collaborative products
Upstash, a database for the serverless world
Zed, a text editor for the 21st century
Arcjet, a developer-first approach to security
Campsite, a home for your design team's work-in-progress
StackShare, a system of record for tech stacks
Remote First Capital, a fund by Andreas Klinger
Magic Bell, an embeddable notification system
DevJobs, a job matching platform for developers
Outsmartly, a CDN for performantly personalizing websites
Storytell.ai, an AI tool to extract signal from noise
Abbot (sunset), a copilot for customer success in Slack