Amos was born in the Bronx, NY, and grew up in Fort Lee, NJ. At a young age, Amos started seeking adventure and pushing limits. While attending college at the University of Massachusetts in 1992 Amos fell in love with rock climbing which brought him to Northern California in 1993 and eventually a job packing boxes for Shoreline Mountain Project. While there Amos helped turn an old school mail-order company into one of the first e-commerce companies which launched his career into the startup world.
After Shoreline, Amos went on to six (6) other startups including HotJobs.com, Work.com, Business.com, mySpoonful, Blacklocus, and Joust. At each of these startups, his responsibility was always directly related to figuring out product-market fit, early sales, and building sales organizations.
Then, in 2015, he moved over to the investor side as Managing Director of TechStars in Austin. Now after over 70 seed-stage investments, Amos has become one of the more active early-stage investors, via TechStars Austin in all of Texas.