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.
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:
Upstash, a database for the serverless world
Outsmartly, a CDN for performantly personalizing websites
Raycast, an extensible Spotlight for developers
Magic Bell, an embeddable notification system
Unannounced, a tool to improve engineering organizations
DevJobs, a job matching platform for developers
Mikafi, a consumer coffee roaster