Reflections from Skaneateles, New York
Entrepreneurship and America
What makes an entrepreneur great? Is it her grit, salesmanship, passion, brilliance? Today, (after I voted) I began to consider that question, much the way De Tocqueville did when he observed Americans (and our democracy) after arriving here in 1831. (He stayed until 1835.)
Fact is, being an American entrepreneur has never really been about the passport. It has mostly been about the idea — that ineffable thing that drives us, yes, inspires us (for lack of a better word) to fiercely imagine how things ought to be and the lengths one ought to go to, to realize them.
Our portfolio companies (in Upstate New York and New York City) ardently collaborate with partners in El Salvador, recruit employees from across southern Canada and San Francisco, and operate flexibly to consider expanding nationwide — but also, globally, in places where tech like ours may still be evolving or in its infancy.
If you’re reading this, thanks for thinking of us. ASV is at your service.
Now, go vote!