What does your wife do?

Earlier this week, I had a very interesting conversation with a woman CEO of one of our portfolio companies. We were doing the typical catch up after the holidays, in which she paid me a very fascinating compliment. She told me, that Unshackled was the only investor during the investment process to never ask her, “What does your husband do?” This caught me off guard. I never thought about this. In fact, I never thought it was relevant or needed to be known during the evaluation of an investment. Sure she had a wedding ring on, but why should it matter? I told her thank you and then asked myself — do investors ever ask men, “What does your wife do?”

I don’t think so… Thoughts?

w/b Manan Mehta


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