Howard was an investor in a software company in the 1980s, and he opened the door for me get the internship that launched my career as a software developer.
Then, in the early 1990s, I had an unrelated job on the opposite coast, and once again met Howard when I was introduced to that company’s investors.
I’ve run into him at the TED Conference, at technology events and investor events in NYC, and even pitched one or two startups to him. (I got declined politely.)
Somehow, although I don’t honestly know him well, it feels a bit as if Howard has been a “guardian angel” over my career for nearly thirty years. He continues to keep his door open to me for occasional advice, and I try hard not to abuse the privilege.
Congratulations, Howard, on your latest project.