Brad is the co-founder of Fuel Capital, an early stage venture fund based in San Francisco, CA. Fuel focuses on consumer and cloud/ infrastructure companies. Fuel Capital has invested in CoreOS, FrontBack, Hightower, Homejoy, Julep, Layer, Mesosphere, Mindie, Secret, Swapbox, Teespring, URX, WilCall, and others.
Brad previously co-founded Ignition where he remains a partner. He is on the boards of Hipmunk, Keas, and Avvo, and led the investments in XenSource (acquired by Citrix), Heroku (acquired by Salesforce), and TellMe (acquired by Microsoft). Previously, Brad was an SVP at Microsoft, where he ran the development and marketing of Windows from the launch of Windows 3.0 through Windows 95. He later led Microsoft’s early Internet efforts, including Internet Explorer and the Internet platform. He also led the Developer and Office divisions. Earlier he worked at Borland, Apple and SRI.