Ed Roman



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I have 12 years of experience running startups. My expertise is in software development, organizing events, marketing, sales, leadership, and community building.

I created the world's largest Java developer community (450,000+ members), TheServerSide.com where I also created international Java conferences. I wrote Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans, a book on software development.

I am an angel investor that leads syndicates of investors into startup deals on AngelList. You can get access to my deals here. I try to help entrepreneurs as time permits, and have mentored startups graduating from 500 Startups, YCombinator, Capital Factory, TechStars, and more.

I was founder & CEO of Ghostfire Games. Our game Rage of the Gladiator won critical acclaim as a top-rated Wii title. It's available on Nintendo 3DS, Android, and won a game-of-the-year award for iPhone/iPad.

Prior to this, I was founder & CEO of The Middleware Company, a Java training/consulting company, which I grew over 4 years then sold (see this).

In my personal life, I do salsa dancing, rollerblading, yoga, perform improv comedy, and fundraise for Make-A-Wish.