In 2006 I was starting to ruminate on the idea of founding a company. When I began to think about raising seed capital, there were few alternatives to consider. That’s when I realized that instead of founding a company, founding Baseline would be the best use of my skills and interests. Bringing a diverse experience from eBay, Microsoft, Kleiner Perkins, Starbucks and Digital Equipment Corporation and an avid love for affecting change, Baseline addresses the gap between individual investors and institutional venture capitalists. My purpose is to help founders build and grow their early stage companies into change effecting enterprises.
Since inception Baseline has invested in more than 70 companies and helped more than 20 companies exit profitably for founders and investors alike. Baseline is proud to be a seed investor associated with such promising companies as Instagram (acquired by Facebook), Twitter, Weebly, Heroku and GoInstant (both acquired by Salesforce.com), CoTweet (acquired by ExactTarget), Crashlytics and GeoAPI (both acquired by Twitter), IndexTank (acquired by LinkedIn), Rupture (acquired by EA), Sendori (acquired by Ask.com), Parakey (acquired by Facebook), Versely (acquired by Cisco), Aardvark and DocVerse (both acquired by Google) and Hunch (acquired by eBay).