Thomas McInerney advises and invests in early stage Internet companies. His portfolio of angel investments includes over 30 companies which have collectively raised hundreds of millions in follow on capital and have had hundreds of millions in exits. Tom has a computer science background and began his career as an Engineer / Scientist at Apple’s Worldwide Research and Development Group in Cupertino California. After Apple Tom worked for Sony Information Technologies of America, helping to build and design the VAIO line of computers. Tom left Sony to become an entrepreneur, starting a search engine for Usenet, and later one of the first user generated video sharing sites, ShareYourWorld. Tom was an early investor in Klout, and also spent time as the COO helping the company raise money and scale up. He was an EIR at Trinity Ventures and is an advisor to NALA Investments – an early stage media and technology fund. He is a member of the National Council for the World Wildlife Fund.