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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.

Building Better Holdings

Founder, Managing Partner (2024-current)
Holding company of home services businesses.


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

With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, I have founded and led six companies across different industries. Two of these companies have been acquired. The first, a self-funded business in the sports industry, grew to the 4th largest lacrosse club in the U.S. and was sold to a competitor. The second, an investor-backed data privacy business, developed proprietary technology and was acquired by a cybersecurity company.

My diverse experience enables me to address challenges with a cross-pollination of ideas, often leading to the identification of new opportunities. I have a track record of building exceptional teams, fostering innovation and growth, and forming valuable business partnerships.

Over the span of eleven years, I was the head boy's lacrosse coach at Dublin Jerome High School, where I had the honor of leading multiple championship teams and assisting several athletes with college recruiting.

I am also a member of the Ambassador Council at Nationwide Children's Hospital, where I support initiatives in autism research and care through innovation, funding, and collaborative efforts.

I spend most of my personal time with my beautiful wife and amazing kids. Our family enjoys playing craps and blackjack, going all-out with Halloween and Christmas decorations, and running 100 different directions with kids sports and activities.

My personal interests include golf, skiing, working out, and delving into audiobooks and podcasts on topics like cryptocurrency, psychology, business, health and nutrition, and investment strategies.

Below are a few of my favorite books