Investments

My primary focus is Freehouse Capital Partners – a real estate private equity firm that acquires and develops multifamily housing for working families in the mid-sized markets of Texas and the Upper Rockies.


Enduring Companies

Long-term growth companies and partnerships capitalized to grow steadily over long periods of time.

  • Local Bounti – Large-scale indoor agriculture company producing incredibly leafy greens for grocers and restaurants in Montana, Washington, and Idaho.
  • Apres Hotel – Whitefish, MT boutique hotel with a wood-fired Norwegian sauna situated on the Whitefish River.

Startups

Funds

  • VTF Capital ~85M AUM seed-stage venture fund focus on ecommerce and retail tech. Managing Partner alongside my other ex-Zappos general partners. We actively invested from 2011-2017. Though we are no longer investing in new companies, we still support our portfolio and founders.
  • Trust Ventures – Venture partner. Trust Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on startups and provides knowledge and expertise in highly regulated, incumbent-heavy industries.

Angel Focus 1: To disrupt large-scale systems you must do it from the inside.

Degree Insurance Co
Flagship Retail
Prefix

Angel Focus 2: The future of lifespan and healthspan is quantitative, integrated, and primal.

Levels Health
Brio Systems
Zero Acre Farms

Angel Focus 3: Builders build, founders are forces of nature.

CookDash
Scratch Kitchen
Ugly Drinks
Huron
Neuro ID
DIMO


Impact Investments

The Phoenix – A nationwide community of leaders and gyms that uses fitness to help break cycles of addiction.

Bonton Farms – An full-cycle urban farm in South Dallas that fights poverty and food insecurity, creating jobs and access to healthy food for the Bonton community.

Stand Together – A philanthropic community of entrepreneurs and leaders that identifies, vets, and creates organizations that discover innovative ways to remove barriers in education, business, communities, and government so every person can rise.