COO - Capital Innovators
Brian has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for investment funds and assisted portfolio companies in raising over $330 MM; provided venture investment and management to more than 120 companies in technology, consumer products, and energy tech verticals; launched new business lines including fractional c-suite help for startups, corporate innovation partnerships, corporate accelerators, university partnerships, early-education partnerships and more. Brian also co-created the world’s first energy tech accelerator partnering a Fortune 500 energy utility, a statewide university system, and a top-ranked accelerator. He became an avid investor and advocate of blockchain and cryptocurrency in early 2012 and his expertise and knowledge has landed him in over 50 features in publications such as Forbes, Inc., TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur. He has has also performed over 60 national and international speaking engagements in areas such as startups, accelerators, blockchain, and corporate innovation.