My parents raised me with the belief that we are all part of a global community, and that the impact of our individual choices reaches far beyond our own lives. In that spirit, I have dedicated my energies to supporting companies that impact the lives of others in profound and meaningful ways.
As a private investor, and through my incubation company AnKord Labs, I focus on building businesses that serve consumers in new and yet unimagined ways.
At AnKord Labs, we're not just an incubator; we're a crucible for ideas that have the power to change the world. Our mission? To revolutionize how companies come to life, from their inception to their funding, all the way through their support and growth. We're all about creating ventures grounded in conscious capitalism. We're committed to fashioning businesses that not only thrive but also make life unequivocally better—both for people and the planet.
Our co-founders aren't your average entrepreneurs. These are extraordinary individuals—hyper-focused, deeply ethical, and driven by a compulsion to make the world a better place. They're the true heroes of our societal narrative, and they epitomize pragmatism. But it's not just about lofty ideals; it's about scalability and real-world impact. Our co-founders take embryonic ideas and nurture them from 0 to 1. They collaborate with other visionaries to lay the foundation for the next wave of billion-dollar companies.
I am driven by a fervent belief that responsible investing should be more than just financial opportunity—investments should be a force for positive change in the world. This conviction is what guides me to invest in businesses that are dedicated to a brighter vision of our collective futures.
As a private investor, I’ve supported startups that utilize innovation to make agriculture more environmentally friendly while increasing access to healthier foods for all - and that includes the budding legal cannabis industry! Driving from my own experiences as an author and record label executive, I angel invest in the next Gutenbergs and Franklins: innovators and entrepreneurs who will change the way we communicate and share art.
It's crucial to me that companies I invest in advocate for individual empowerment, recognizing that personal wealth and entrepreneurial opportunities should be accessible to all. Today's technological landscape offers immense potential for reinventing how we work, hire, and upskill across various industries, and I'm passionate about supporting ventures that lead this charge. Additionally, I firmly believe in the potential of GenZ pioneers to shape the future of work, and thus, I invest in companies that empower them to freelance or launch their own enterprises.
Ensuring a sustainable future also lies at the core of my investment philosophy. I actively seek out companies that not only champion ecological balance but also create tools and products that enable individuals to adopt greener lifestyles. Lastly, I am drawn to founders who recognize the intricate connection between our physical and mental well-being, and who are committed to fostering health in a way that harmonizes with our environment and promotes fair trade.
These angel investments not only promise financial returns, but also contribute to a healthier, more balanced world for us all.