Ethan is a two time founder, angel investor, and currently serves as Managing Director of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars. Prior to joining Techstars, Ethan pioneered the medical crowdfunding space as a co-founder of GiveForward, the world's first medical crowdfunding platform. After going through the Techstars program himself in 2010, GiveForward raised $7M in funding from First Round Capital, Founder Collective, Pritzker Group, Nationwide Insurance and angels including Naval Ravikant (founder of AngelList) and Sam Yagan (founder of OKCupid). The GiveForward platform went on to help families raise $200M for their loved ones' out-of-pocket-medical expenses and helped change the way people care for each other during life's most difficult times. The company was acquired in 2017 and is now part of GoFundMe. Prior to acquisition, GiveForward was named to INC's 30 under 30, twice recognized by the White House, and won the Edison Award in 2012 as the best new social innovation in the United States.