Brian brings a diverse professional background to bear on his work, with experience spanning the sports, fitness and healthcare sectors and across technologies (wearables, disposables, artificial intelligence, machine-learning) and business environments (VC-funded startups and investment firms).
In addition to his investment expertise, Brian has deep technology experience, gained as a Founding Member and the Director of Product and Research at the Sports Innovation Lab, the premier sports technology research and advisory firm, and as a product manager at MC10, where he was responsible for the development and commercialization of next-generation sports, fitness and healthcare wearables and software systems for big data storage and machine-learning.
Launchpad Venture Group
Erik is an entrepreneur, startup advisor, interim/fractional CXO and innovation consultant. He is also an investor at Launchpad which is a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies. With 150 members collectively investing $10M per year, we are the largest angel investing group in the Northeast and one of the top three most active groups in the United States.
Charles River Ventures is a coast to coast venture capital firm that has invested in 500+ startups over the past 50 years. Focus areas span enterprise, consumer and biotech. Investments include Twitter, Zendesk, Dropbox, HubSpot, Yammer, SignalFX, Drift, Airtable, Doordash, Pillpack, Bird amongst many others.
Founder, General Partner
Senofer Mendoza is a founder and General Partner of Mendoza Ventures, a Boston based pre-seed Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity venture capital firm. After having a career in enterprise sales and hospitality design, she began Mendoza Ventures to address the growing funding gap in the pre-seed investment stage. The firm was launched in January of 2016 and invests internationally in the Cybersecurity, AI, and Fintech space.
She is a published author, innovator, and thought leader in the technology, startup, and VC space with a passion for equity and diversity.
RallyCry Ventures provides its startup ventures 3 architects that act as their co-founders. As the Revenue Architect, my work includes: Market [customer segmentation], Business Model, GTM strategy, Product Market Fit, and first revenue. RallyCry is an idea stage - pre product - VC firm. We act as the first institutional investor before any capital has been raised.
The core of my revenue expertise begin at American Express. I have worked with 55 companies, mostly startups, since Amex. While startups have unique products, the business problems they face are well understood. Applying core principles to pre product startups accelerates their pace to Seed.
DRIVE by DraftKings
Senior Investment Assoc.
DRIVE is a unique ecosystem of athletes, entrepreneurs, investors, and teams who are driving the acceleration of sports professionals into tech and tech entrepreneurs into sports. Our goal is to play a leading role in the innovation revolution sweeping sports, media and entertainment.
DRIVE encompasses two complementary programs. The DRIVE Venture Studio supports early stage sports tech entrepreneurs driving the future of how we play, consume and experience sports. The Venture Studio provides strategic resources including access to leagues, teams, owners, athletes, business leaders and capital