Gregory Borchardt is a Managing Director at Caerus Ventures LLC, a venture capital firm located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Caerus Ventures is an incubator of innovative concepts and pioneering organizations, supplying them with the capital, resources and relationships necessary to achieve their goals. Our philosophy at Caerus is to be a value-added investor to every company in our portfolio. By leveraging the collective experience and resources of our principals, we are capable of adding significant value through the formation of strategic relationships, the introduction of capital, and business development. Our objective is to be agile and responsive, both in our evaluation and execution of a new venture. We embrace the contemporary entrepreneurial spirit and seek out the next great idea. Greg brings more than fifteen years of experience running early stage consumer technology companies and a broad knowledge of launching new consumer product lines into mass market retailers in the U.S, and internationally. Greg’s expertise spans the product lifecycle - from conception to distribution. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of Oxygen Audio North America, a consumer electronics manufacturing company of high-end car audio products including the “O Car,” the first car stereo that fully integrated the iPhone into a car’s entertainment system. Launched at the 2011 International CES Show, the O Car was both an i-Stage Technology Competition finalist and a 2011 CES Innovations in Design and Engineering Award winner. Prior to founding Oxygen Audio North America, Mr. Borchardt was the Founder and President of Adrenaline Technologies, which developed Turbo Charge™, the world’s first line of portable, battery-operated chargers for cell phones and other portable electronics devices. Mr. Borchardt began his career at Recoton Corporation, a leading consumer electronics manufacturer with more than four thousand products, under twenty-two brands. Mr. Borchardt is a frequent panelist at industry events, speaking as both a venture investor and consumer products specialist. Mr. Borchardt has also served as a final round judge of The Wharton School of Business Venture Capital competition, and the selection committee of the Early Stage Florida Venture Capital Conference. In 2008, Mr. Borchardt was named to the “40 Under 40” list of top young executives in the consumer technology industry by Dealerscope Magazine, the consumer technology retailers’ trade magazine. Originally from New York, New York, Mr. Borchardt earned a B.A. in both economics and organizational behavior and management from Brown University in 1999, and an MBA in private equity from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, in 2003. Mr. Borchardt currently serves on the boards of Skulpt and GoSwype Products, and is a board observer at Paper Battery Company.