I serve as the CEO of Italic and help my SO Kati with Not Pot while serving as an inactive partner in Tonari, a Japanese anime studio. I'm easy to reach but please be patient if I don't respond immediately — I'm trying my best! 🙇🏻♂️
Location (Last Updated March 2020) Park City, Utah
I'm not great at saying no, so I am trying to set better expectations for those reaching out (and to protect my inbox). If you are contacting me for one of the following reasons, please read my default response before doing so. I do not enjoy and will not do calls.
I am not an active angel and will not be hands-on in your company.
I prefer founders whom I know personally and markets that are dissimilar to the ones I'm already in.
I don't like public speaking and I'll decline unless it tangibly benefits Italic. I do not accept paid opportunities and will not travel.
I unfortunately don't have much time these days so I will almost certainly not respond. That said, it wasn't so long ago that I was in your shoes and I remember, admire, and sorely miss the hustle and grind—I genuinely wish you all the best.
I am 99% confident that I do not have the bandwidth to be worth equity in your company. If you feel otherwise, please send an email.
SDRs/AEs — please don't reach out to me.
I appreciate the research, but I am not the one who will be making the purchasing decision. Research and reach out to the relevant colleague on the respective team.
I am occasionally lucky to be invited to join a founder on their journey—I'm a silent, tiny, inactive part of the cap table and any success is squarely due to the work and tenacity of the founders.