I irregularly angel invest small checks ($2500-$5000) of my own money in early-stage startups I'm excited about. Think of me as an advisor with skin in the game — I love helping with tricky, ambiguous problems, providing access to my network and audience, or even just lending an ear to founders building exciting new things.
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
I invest if I think I can provide value to you, whether through advice, audience, network, credibility or anything else. If I can't help you at all, it probably doesn't make sense for you to take my money.
I love investing in products that I (would) use myself, even more so if they're products aimed at developers.
I love investing early to make the most of the limited amount of money I have. The earlier, the better.
So far, I have invested in:
Fly, a platform for running global apps
Incident.io, a platform for incident management and response
Raycast, an extensible Spotlight for developers
Fig, a terminal for the 21st century
DX, a tool to improve engineering organizations
StackShare, a system of record for tech stacks
Muse, a tool for thought for deep work on iPad
Clerk, a frontend-first user management solution
Liveblocks, a toolchain to build real-time collaborative products
Storytell.ai, a tool to extract insights from internal videos
Campsite, a home for your design team's work-in-progress
Upstash, a database for the serverless world
Zed, a text editor for the 21st century
Magic Bell, an embeddable notification system
Abbot, a hosted chat bot making ChatOps easier to adopt
DevJobs, a job matching platform for developers
Outsmartly, a CDN for performantly personalizing websites
Remote First Capital, a fund by Andreas Klinger