…icer-turned-founder, this meant reaffirming his goal to protect students using emerging technology. “We have a why and every founder needs a why,” he says. “If you aren’t clear about what it is then you don’t have a foundation.” That foundation is essential, he says, to remain stable and centered in the face of external, inter…
That said, many assume a finance background or an MBA is necessary for a job in venture capital. While that experience is definitely helpful, it’s not required. In fact, diverse work experiences and skill sets can bring a unique perspective to the table when identifying and evaluating investment opportunities.
Knudsen: People are an organization’s greatest (and often most expensive) asset. The keyword there is asset. Traditionally, employee headcount was considered a liability. Companies are coming around to the realization that without their people, they would have no other assets.
Wang: What drives me is being able to capture the limitless aspects of language with all of its subtleties/variations/unique eccentricities to fulfill data science and product requirements while achieving a level of quality so high we are striving to hit the ceiling of human performance.
Brands that become category-defining businesses have a clear mission and purpose. As the companies grow, it stays true to its values and maintains control of its brand, image, and messaging.
…and enterprise verticals, and brings a longstanding founder-friendly focus and collaborative ethos. In my role, I will be focused on identifying early-stage companies where we can add value, and supporting those companies as they grow. I’m excited to jump in!
…artups then reach out directly to candidates who may be a fit for open roles in their organization. For candidates, it’s like throwing a hat in the ring for 250 startups at once through one, straightforward application.
At the end of the day, founders are in the driver’s seat and their investors are their guardrails. We’re here to keep you on course, but you’re behind the wheel. Make the most of your partnerships with your investors and they will go to work for you.