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Auld Ventures

Welcome to Auld Ventures

A record of my journey as an entrepreneur

Elon Musk once likened the process of launching a company to "chewing glass and staring into the abyss," a sentiment I can certainly empathize with. Below, you'll find a list of the companies I've started, advised, or invested in.

Like any entrepreneurial endeavor, this journey has had its share of highs and lows. Throughout it all, my incredible family has stood by me, and I humbly acknowledge that none of these achievements would have been possible without their unwavering support.


Companies that I founded or co-founded and served as the CEO, President, or Managing Member.


Co-founder, CEO (2018-2023)
A privacy-focused cybersecurity platform.

Distributed Alpha

Co-founder, Managing Partner (2017-2018)
An investment firm specializing in crypto arbitrage.


Co-founder, CEO (2017-2018)
Permanent tattoo ink that disappears with one laser treatment.

Titanium Lacrosse

Founder, CEO (2008-2015)
Acquired by True Lacrosse (2015)

Bright Discounts

Founder, President (2002-2009)
Non-profit fundraising made simple and highly profitable.


Investments I’ve made in venture capital firms and private companies.


Investor (Fund I & II)
Predictive data venture capital firm.

Rebel Fund

Investor (Fund I)
Venture capital firm solely focused on YCombinator companies

Clarus R&D

Fintech company that simplifies R&D tax credits for SMBs. Acquired by TriNet (NYSE: TNET) in 2022.


Companies and non-profit organizations I’ve provided guidance to or am currently advising.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Ambassador Council (2018-Present)
Nationally ranked pediatric acute care hospital.

Toy Barn

Advisor (2016-2017)
High-end pre-owned vehicle dealership.


Experience as a lacrosse coach.

Dublin Scioto HS Lacrosse

Varsity Assistant Coach (2003-2005)
High school lacrosse program in central Ohio.

Dublin Jerome HS Lacrosse

Head Coach (2006-2016)
High school lacrosse program in central Ohio.

Under Armour Lacrosse

Midwest Team Head Coach (2009-2016)
National lacrosse event featuring the nation's best players.

United States U19 National Team

One of twenty coaches selected to evaluate tryouts for the USA U19 team.

About me

I have over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, having founded four successful companies across diverse industries, with one of them being acquired by a strategic party. My unique background allows me to approach problems with a cross-pollination of ideas, leading to the discovery of unique opportunities. My track record includes building exceptional teams, fostering innovation and growth, and forming valuable business alliances.

When not working, I enjoy playing craps and blackjack, going all-out with Halloween and Christmas decorations, skiing, playing street hockey, and coaching lacrosse. I also enjoy audiobooks and podcasts on a range of subjects such as cryptocurrency, psychology, business, health and nutrition, and investing.

For more than a decade, I devoted my free time to mentoring families through the college recruiting process and coaching lacrosse. During my coaching career, I had the honor of leading multiple championship teams and assisting hundreds of athletes with recruiting.

Additionally, I serve on the Nationwide Children's Hospital's Ambassador Council, committed to promoting innovation, funding, and collaboration in the field of autism.

Above all, I am married to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, and we have four children who keep us on our toes!

Below are a few of my favorite books