Why I Invest
I always invest in people.
I pursue investment opportunities that enrich consumers’ lives and change the world for the better. I finance ventures that develop groundbreaking cancer treatments, launch satellites into orbit, facilitate same-day online purchases deliveries, and provide unparalleled entertainment experiences. I have always sought to introduce innovative models to retail and hospitality. When I look at investment opportunities, I don’t consider failure a disqualifier – instead, it’s a prerequisite. While I engage innovators with proven track records of success, I believe that true innovation is a process and that the best strategic partners are those who have experienced—and learned from—past failures.
I invest in the products, services, and opportunities that change the course of consumption.
I’ve always been an avid observer of business trends, and I closely watch the behavior of Gen Z and Millennials as indicators for future markets. I use their preferences to craft long-term investment strategies that pursue the products and experiences that will dominate the market in the coming decades.
I’m focused on the consumer of the future – and I’m always willing to accept short-run losses to seize a foothold in the industries that will define the economy of the 2030s, 2040s, and 2050s.
I choose to invest in technologies that transform the lives of people desperate for medical innovations.
Two of my recent ventures have resulted in critical new medical technologies, like a drug that weaponizes the immune system against cancer cells and a sleeve that revolutionizes respiratory care. These investments have changed thousands of lives and brought the health care technology industry to new heights.
I take risks in pursuit of bold ideas.
My firm, Spectrum Business Ventures, stands by its long-standing motto, “We see the world differently”. When evaluating investment opportunities, I encourage my team to look past conventional wisdom. Some of my most successful investments have come from this approach. I bet on wireless technology in the early days of cell phones, in online shipping warehouses when Amazon was merely a bookseller, and in electronic gift cards when all vouchers were printed on paper. These investments underlie much of my success today.