Seeing the pride and excitement the founding teams have when their creations turn into thriving companies.
To be a true partner to them, transparent, honest, thoughtful. I’m always thinking about how we can be even better.
I had never considered venture, which was much less known earlier in my career. But, the phone rang twice. First, from a good friend, who said I was going to receive a call about a big career change and I should take it. Second, the call that I took, which opened my eyes to the opportunities and possibilities of venture. I’ve never looked back!
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In 1991, I put together a Blackjack card counting team of fellow engineers from Bell Labs. Two years later, I was banned from playing at most of the major casinos in Las Vegas.
I built my career in technology, but had the investing bug since I was an early teen. Venture was the perfect blend of the two for me.
The most satisfying part of my career at Redpoint has been helping lead the Omega early-growth investing efforts from an initial idea to a successful, thriving, integrated practice within Redpoint.
I love the unique characters and twisty story lines in Elmore Leonard novels.
I’d be playing midfield alongside Frank Lampard and forward alongside Didier Drogba for the old Chelsea team in the English Premier League.