ethan austin from Techstars

ethan austin

Managing Director at Techstars

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Last updated September 17, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

My mantra: Have Fun. Do Good. Help Others.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I failed the bar the first time I took it. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. Led me to a life of adventure.

Interesting Factoid

My first job was at the banana stand from arrested development


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

colombia
Israel
Czech Republic
Austria
France
Switzerland
Egypt
South Africa
Peru
Bolivia
Ecuador
Denmark
Italy
Greece
Hungary
India
Fiji
Panama
Costa Rica
Germany
Thailand
Mexico
Canada
England

What I Do  

Professional Experience

Techstars

Managing Director

Jan 2017 - Present

Professional Expertise

Founder
Venture Capital
Early Stage Startups

Professional Interests

company culture
fundraising
strategy.
Customer Acquisition
Customer Service
Product

Advisor

Arcadia

Investor

Fernish
Gig Wage
Stackin
Curu
Vested
Eterneva
+35 others

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Racial Justice and Equity
anti-recidivism
Climate Change

Favorites  

Hobbies

hiking, rock climbing, ping pong
travel
National Parks
politics
Body Surfing
Mountain Climbing
White Water Rafting

Food & Drinks

burrrrrritos + anything Mexican
recently became vegetarian during covid

Games

ping pong

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

punk rock, reggae, currently lots of Baby Shark

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball, baseball, soccer

Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Dodgers

Kobe, Shaq, Magic, Eddie Jones, Nick Van Exel, Eric Karros, Mike Piazza.

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Scarface
Good Fellas
Big Lebowski
What About Bob
McFarland USA

Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, Fargo, Billions, the Wire

I dunno any

Brands

REI
Apple
Patagonia

Bucket List  

What drives me

Create impact at scale. Laugh along the way with good people.