About me

Denis is a serial tech entrepreneur who has built websites that have received over 1.5 billion unique visitors since 2003. He graduated with a degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and made his way through with a combination of scholarships & entrepreneurship.

Denis is the cofounder of Mechanism Ventures which focuses on building tech startups with a focus on early traction and a clear path to making a massive positive impact. He is also the cofounder of BestReviews, a product-review website which was sold to Tribune Publishing.

He has been an early investor, advisor, and board-member of Thumbtack, ApartmentList, BestReviews, and Autolist. He also has invested in and advises SmartAsset, Udemy and other tech startups. In his spare time Denis enjoys hiking, pottery, and fine woodworking.