Startups. Data Science. PastRx.




Startups drive innovation and growth.

I enjoy doing them, and now invest some of my time to help others with their startups.

Data science

Half the world's data is less than a year old. Managing data well maters.

My career spans fintech, telco, adtech, and now digital health plus some time as a spook during the Cold War. All these verticals use lots of data in interesting, evolving ways.



My latest startup is PastRx.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the US for people under 50. Health professionals need better tools to fight this epidemic. PastRx makes vital prescription history accessible, clear, and actionable in a commercial practical way.

Startup Grind

125+ Countries
600+ Cities

We are a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind now spans over 600 cities and 125 countries across the world.

A fireside chat with an entrepreneur each month at Tigerlabs. Here with Pete Muller, CEO of PDT.

Startup Grind Global

This annual conference in Redwood City is a highlight of my year. Here I'm introducing unicorn Instacart's founder Max Mullen at Global 2016.

Startup Grind Global - Africa, Asia, and the Americas

Make Friends

Startup Grind Global lives up to the name! Every year I meet chapter directors and grinders from six continents. Here with chapter directors Laís de Oliveira from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Sandras Phiri from Lusaka, Zambia putting the party in the after party.

I go out of my way to meet chapter directors when I travel, and encourage you to do the same.


What is Data Science?

Lots of different definitions in a frothy, fast moving space. David Taylor on Battle of the Data Science Venn Diagrams.

Data Science Interests

A few things I'm looking at these days.

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My current signature file.

Data is the new oil

Data is the new oil. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. It has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity; so must data be broken down, analyzed for it to have value.”

- Clive Humby, UK Mathematician and architect of Tesco’s club card, ANA Marketing Maestros, 2006.

Michael Palmer expands on this metaphor.

Princeton data science

I started a meetup on Data Science.

The demands of PastRx, Startup Grind Princeton, and life pushed this to the back burner. If you have interest in doing a talk or other event let me know. I can handle the venue, ticketing, and light promotion.

Laura Shin's blockchain podcast.


My daughter piqued my interest in blockchain when she went to Consensus 2017. Despite the hype, I feel this technology is underappreciated. The Brock Pierce interview blew my mind. I'd love to hear real world stories about how you use blockchain, particularly in healthcare, adtech, and fintech.

My current startup.

My current startup.

US Drug Epidemic

Drug death, overdose, and addiction is out of control and getting worse every year. Drug overdose deaths in 2016 exceeded historical peaks for car crash deaths, HIV deaths, gun deaths, and the entire American death toll of the Vietnam War. Most overdose deaths come from prescription drugs, and 4 out 5 new heroin users start with prescription opioids first.


PastRx makes vital prescription history accessible, clear, and actionable in a commercial practical way.

We need to do more to fight this epidemic. Contact me about your ideas.