Founder, Investor (in *hundreds* of startups!)
  • Angel Investing
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital

Paul is the founder of Disruption Corporation and general partner of Disruption’s post-seed venture capital arm, Crystal Tech Fund.  Disruption provides tools and investment in the maturing private market.  Prior to Disruption Corporation, Paul was a Partner at 500 Startups, an accelerator and venture firm headquartered in Silicon Valley that has invested in nearly 1,000 companies across 40+ countries.

Paul has founded a few of his own startups (two successful exits and a number of failures in between) and spent some time at PBworks, AOL and Symantec.  After graduating from Bishop O’Connell High School, Paul attended George Mason University.

Paul can be reached at



Talk Ideas

The Business of (Tech) Startups

A talk about the growing intersection of venture capital, tech-enabled companies and our cities.