Jerry is a veteran venture investor, investing in internet startups for the past fifteen years from his home base in New York City. He sits on the board of Magnetic, PlaceIQ, Simple, and Yieldbot. He is an advisor to BigML, Ginzametrics, PubGears and Sociocast.
Previously, Jerry ran Omnicom Group's internet division/corporate venture capital arm, Communicade. Communicade seed funded the best early interactive agencies, including Razorfish, Agency.com, Organic Interactive, Red Sky, and others.
Jerry also co-founded Root Markets and helped pioneer the idea of applying the techniques and tools of financial markets to marketing services. Backed by First Round Capital, the Chicago Board of Trade, and other top-notch investors, but way ahead of its time, Root did not survive the collapse of the mortgage markets. Jerry started angel investing in 2008.
In his spare time Jerry teaches a class on entrepreneurship at Columbia University, blogs at http://www.reactionwheel.net, mentors at TechStars NY, SeedStart, and Women Innovate Mobile, and writes some code at http://NeuVC.com/labs.