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with at least $500k in EBITDA.




Purchasing Platform

The online marketplace & GPO for the Manufactured Housing Industry. Learn More →


Yidio (Your Internet Video) provides Universal search and discovery for any TV and movie through its website and Android and iOS Apps. Investor, board member. Exited investment, 2018. Learn More →


Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask, saving the world from lukewarm, is the leading manufacturer of vacuum insulated water bottles. Investor, board member. Acquired by Helen of Troy, 2016. (NASDAQ: HELE) Learn More →

Participate Learning

Founded by Warms, Participate Learning provides educators with discovery and curation of educational resources, including apps, videos, and websites, along with a collaboration platform for real-time and asynchronous use.  CEO, investor, board member. Acquired by VIF International (now Participate), 2016 Learn More →


Founded by Warms, algorithmically generated topic pages of top news stories based on blog discussion frequency (pre-Twitter/FB). CEO, investor, board member. Acquired by Yahoo!, 2007, where Warms subsequently ran Yahoo! News, Tech, and Education.(NASDAQ: YHOO)


RealClearPolitics is the trusted, non-partisan convener in a content-rich media environment, thoughtfully curating the best coverage from every angle of the day's most critical issues. As a destination for elected officials, opinion leaders, and engaged citizens, RealClearPolitics provides a platform to elevate the best-of-the-best in journalism. Investor, board member, brought in team to serve as Publisher (business and tech).  Exited investment, 2007.

Participate Systems

Founded by Warms, Participate Systems was the premier provider of online community software and services to the Global 2000 market. CEO, investor, board member. Acquired by Outstart in 2004, now part of IBM with Kenexa acquisition.