Geoff founded Cava Capital based on the idea that entrepreneurial experience is essential to being a great investor in startups. Geoff has more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience with a range of companies in consumer marketing and media, technology products and services, information services and Internet marketing. Geoff has helped build over 20 venture funded businesses into viable high growth enterprises, been instrumental in the raising of millions of dollars of venture capital, worked with many companies as advisor and investor and sat on several boards of directors at various stages of company growth. Geoff has participated in several angel investments and has been a strategic investor in two venture capital funds. Geoff has led the Cava investments in etouches, Zadspace, Precision Health Media, Neuehouse, and EveryScreen Media and manages the firm’s strategy and execution. He currently holds board positions at several of these companies.
Prior to forming Cava, Geoff was part of the team at Iconoculture, Inc., one of the leading consumer trend research and advisory services firms. Iconoculture was sold to Corporate Executive Board (EXBD) in 2010. Prior to his work at Iconoculture, Geoff completed the second of two stints (1993-1996 and 2001-2003) at Gartner Group where he ran worldwide demand management for the rapidly growing consulting division. From 1998-2001, Geoff participated in the early formation and growth of Scient Inc., the leading Internet Services Consultant. As head of the East Coast business development organization, he helped with strategic guidance for startup businesses and large multinational spinoffs. Additionally, Geoff served as liaison to the Venture Capital community, providing capital and deal flow for Scient’s growing startup client base.
Geoff is also the lead guitarist in Grateful Dead tribute band, Terrapin.