For the Dreamers
Founders are the dreamers in action. They are the lifeblood of the global economy whose collective efforts could not be more purposeful and worthwhile. They drive innovation and push the world forward.
Our mission is to help founders be founders so they can shape human history.
Hi, I’m Brian 👋
I started FirstLook to give founders the opportunity to push forward ideas that change the world, and investors the opportunity to support those changing the world.
Years ago I joined a consumer startup accelerator in NYC. Each day I witnessed the great lengths founders went to get their products in our hands. I knew they were doing this very same ‘dance’ with other consumer investors too. Such a time suck.
I wondered if there could be a better way. Something to turn a founder’s 1-to-1 grind into a 1-to-Many scenario so they could focus more of their time and energy on building instead of raising. While bike riding one sunny afternoon, I had my ‘OMFG, this is it!” moment. Many sleepless nights later, FirstLook was born.
Today, FirstLook exists to support the founders who create value that drives society to benefit humanity. This is our highest calling.
I’m a die-hard Clevelander and Ohio State grad obsessed with startups. The best parts of my day is talking with founders who teach me so much. After work, you can find me traveling, dancing at music fests, skiing, and making dad jokes at happy hour.