I know that I’m one of the luckiest people on the planet.  As Warren Buffett has said, simply by being born in the United States of America at the right time in history, I’ve already won the ovarian lottery.  Add in the fact that I’ve had the good fortune of attending some of the world’s finest educational institutions, and it’s really an embarrassment of riches.

It’s only right that I do my part to be someone else’s luck

Because I know how lucky I’ve been, I have no illusions that I pulled myself up by my bootstraps, or that any successes I achieved came on a level playing field.  The game was rigged in my favor, practically from birth, and so I feel it’s only right that I do my part to be someone else’s luck.

I mentor startups in the Wasabi Ventures Global Accelerator because the highest leverage activity I can perform is working with entrepreneurs who can change the world.  I do this in Silicon Valley as well, but as entrepreneurship globalizes, I believe it is important to spread what we have learned to the four corners of the globe by  working with promising international entrepreneurs seeking to scale and internationalize their business..  At best, their benefits are indirect, though I do believe that companies like Google have done tremendous good for the world by making knowledge more accessible.

The Wasabi Ventures Global Accelerator gives me the opportunity to help entrepreneurs who have a chance to make an enormous impact.  I’m realistic enough to know that I’m not the kind of visionary who changes the world.  But I do think I can do my part to help those who are.

The highest leverage activity I can perform is working with entrepreneurs who can change the world