Adam Kaufman from Up2

Adam Kaufman

Founder at Up2

Lakewood, OH, USA


Last updated December 17, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Full of gratitude and loving to see what I call "God's Kaleidoscope" play out in my life and in the lives of those around me.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Born in Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!), I spent most of my years growing up in D.C. Early fondness for politics drove my initial career pursuits, and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Spent 10 years leading a special non-profit called Healthnetwork Foundation, and for the past 10 years I have focused most of my time working with early stage entrepreneurs, raising capital, listening to them, and advising them a little... I love getting inside the mind of successful people, and have a passion for making meaningful connections for others. I almost always feel like the least accomplished person in the room, so I try to be authentic and never pretend to be someone I am not. And throughout the day, I say to myself, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

Interesting Factoid

I had a life-threatening blood clot after running the Big Sur Marathon when I turned 40. I spent 10 days in the Cleveland Clinic and am therefore more grateful than one might imagine to be creating this Sparrows profile right now.


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

Lebanon
France
Switzerland
Portugal
Panama
Mexico
England

What I Do  


Professional Organizations

Advisor and LPAC Member

Advisor to the CEO

+1 more organization

Professional Expertise

Raising Capital
Public Speaking
Non-profit Leadership
Business Development

Professional Interests

Venture Capital
Business Development

Advisor

JumpStart
Inc.
PathNorth
OVO Fund
Multiple Privately-owned companies

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

My Catholic Faith
All of the Bill of Rights

Non-Profits

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Enjoying cigars
Watching Liverpool Football Club
Working Out
Reading
Splitting Wood and Building Fires

Food & Drinks

Lebanese Food
Pappy Van Vinkle
Pizza
Bourbon with Orange Wedge

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Rock

Smashing Pumpkins
Chris Cornell
Foo Fighters
Dave Matthews
Mandolin Orange
Poi Dog Pondering
Peter Gabriel
Pearl Jam
Public Enemy
Beastie Boys

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Soccer
Football

Liverpool FC
Wash U Women's Soccer
Pittsburgh Steelers
LSU Football

Diego Maradona
Rivaldo
James Milner
LeBron James
Julius Erving
Willie Stargell
Dave Parker
Omar Moreno
Wayne Gretzky
Jamaal Wilkes

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Social Network
Moneyball
Zero Dark Thirty
Sicario
The Book of Eli
The Equalizer

Homeland
Sopranos
Better Call Saul
The Night Manager
Seinfeld
Breaking Bad

Brands

Kirkland
Lululemon
H. Upmann
Punch
The Griffin's
Patagonia

Education  

School

Business School - Family Business Program

Political Science

1989 - 1993

Clubs and Communities

Phi Gamma Delta


Extracurricular Activities

Soccer