John currently serves as General Partner in an investment fund. Previously he worked at a venture capital fund with over $1 billion under management. John has been a founder or early employee of three technology startups, all three have achieved successful exits. John has worked with over 20 startup companies across multiple technology sectors and geographies in Boston, Austin, and California. As a strong believer in the importance of public service, John spent several years in the Trade Office of the White House John earned an MBA from Columbia University in New York City.
I manage 3 portfolio's , Self taught with lots to learn, My best move was selling Jan 2000, went to 85% cash and dollar cost until the market reached 860, then went all in. Did not see the 2008/9 crash ( I was taking care of a dying family member) I did not sell, I did buy bonds and did well. Along with Healthcare, Utilities, value Foreign, Emerging markets.S&P 500
For work I am a Inventor, Creator, Interior Designer and Small business owner , Lamps and Light, cookieLight.com. Studied architecture at SCI-ARC, and UCLA..
Like cooking, Italian from scratch. Learned from Grandma..
81 years old and counting.
PhD in Biochem, minor Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill.
MS Analytical Chem, St. Joseph's. (evening college).
BSc Chem, PCPS, now USP Philadelphia.
Hobby: Neurophysiological basis of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
More-or-less self-taught individual small investor, who started late.
IMHO, Seeking Alpha is THE PREMIUM SITE w/o a peer!
I own a german motorcyle in the midst of the hallowed American motorcycle birthing place. I prefer good beer to American packaged goods (also born here). Does that make me unAmerican? MAybe just a contrarian.
Systems Analyst for a medium-sized, midwest healthcare system. Recovering moderate Republican.
Small time dabler in real estate investment.
David Datny is Director of App Partnerships at Seeking Alpha. David is responsible for helping bring on new Application Partners for Seeking Alpha's Investing App Store. He's been with Seeking Alpha already since 2008.
Prior to joining Seeking Alpha, David worked as a analyst at a Hedge Fund a well as PartSearch Technologies, a late stage startup in NYC. He also has extensive Business Development and consulting experience working with various startups.