For the past 30 years, I have been involved in startups, as a founder, and active investor. My first company was purchased by Johnson & Johnson, which set the foundation for future investments. My level of trading escalated after graduating from college, primarily as a result of my relationship with the founder of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Institutional Venture Partners, (Netflix, Twitter, Oracle). By focusing on VC backed companies, I soon learned the advantage of investing in promising companies before they became household names. My interest in startups has never waned, and has become my primary focus today.
Retired businessman former Mortgage Banker now individual investor who does the due diligence himself. Educated in field of Finance and school of hard knocks. Enjoy bantering with other investors and sharing insights. For relaxation I enjoy being a gym rat.
J.D. Lake uses a multidisciplined approach to finding individual small-cap and mid-cap stocks with hidden potential. The author strives for rapid price appreciation within a 3-12 month timeframe by looking for signs of stock price to value disparities. He focuses on hidden value, special situations, market perception errors, and disruptive events and technologies. Lake is a former Investor Relations executive, a businessman, and has worked at Fortune 500 media companies. He has been investing for over 20 years.