I'm an Advisor to Early Stage Investors & Startups


I have cross border investing experience and work with early stage portfolio companies, as well as source and evaluate new opportunities for investors as the manager of a family office fund.

My involvement ranges from developing investment theses to representing legal interests to crafting content strategy and directing proof of concept projects and recruiting talent to developing relationships with partners in an array of industries.

I also mentor and judge pitches of entrepreneurs and startups in a variety of international accelerator programs and founder communities.

I've led early growth, product strategy, community building and operations at a ground breaking multiplatform social utility.

I bring extensive global media and content experience from New York City, Hollywood, and three nations.


I'm a Global Technology & Digital Media Executive



Leading early growth, product strategy, community building and operations at a social publishing platform in San Francisco, I developed the product from high-level creative direction all the way to intensive face-to-face user testing and back again through input on UX decisions to quality assurance.

I've led an independent two-year brand publishing proof-of-concept on that new multimedia social publishing platform.


I  bring extensive global media and content experience.

As business editor at a Silicon Alley trade magazine for Internet technology and ebusiness, I specialized in digital publishing, website usability, privacy issues, online marketing, customer relationship management, and breaking industry news. I've moderated panels at the magazine's national conventions, and represented the publication at events organized by Wall Street and Internet industry analysts, brought talent including cover subjects.

In Los Angeles I worked at a major motion picture studio, and for producers of music, tv and theatre.


I'm a Culture, Content & Community Strategist


Today, ‘global’ means connecting dots that have never been connected before.

From a countercultural upbringing in Berkeley, California to 14 years abroad in Rome, Kuala Lumpur, and Istanbul, I've developed a knack for connecting to people through culture and online content.


My track record of building community with entrepreneurs and creators stretches from my days at a New York City literary agency where I handled a stable of prominent authors, to ideating, sourcing, editing and producing Tales from the Expat Harem, a celebrated travel anthology of expatriate women in Turkey.

The book was recommended by New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Elif Shafak, Tim Severin, Rick Steves, International Herald Tribune, Globe & Mail, Daily Telegraph & the NBC Today Show.


expat+HAREM, my group blog for global citizens, grew a conversation with cultural creatives around the world (175 discussions, 2800 comments) into GlobalNiche, a multimedia curriculum for anyone to mastermind the work of your life using online community as an incubator for your goals.

More than 5,000 students worldwide are learning in the course.

I've also produced live cultural events for international professional communities.