Entrepreneur, Academic, former Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist. CoFounder of The Startup Race, League of Entrepreneurs, Nautilus Beam Limited, GeeLearn, Gadder, iLodging, New Era Strategies. Partner at Nosecone Ventures. 20+ years of startup and venture investing experience. Formerly led entrepreneurship education at the University of Edinburgh's Edinburgh-Stanford Link based in the School of Informatics. Formerly with Dot Edu Ventures, a seed level venture capital fund founded by the late Professor Rajeev Motwani in Palo Alto, California. Early career was that of turnaround hotel general manager. Earned BS and MBA from Cornell University - School of Hotel Management and Johnson Graduate School of Management; MSc/PhD from the University of Edinburgh - Business School. Entrepreneurship and Innovation focus. Professor of hospitality with Cornell University's eCornell; Technology Entrepreneurship Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh; Entrepreneurship Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University; Visiting Professor at Lynn University.