ons of bein…could at that startup, and later at a second one, and later as Director of Community at Accomplice. I didn’t take those roles half-heartedly with secret aspirations of being a VC; I took them because I wanted to do them with all of my being. Only by throwing myself at those opportunities did I display the skills and traits that Accomplice found desirable: grittiness, curiosity around tech, community-building, and organic marketing.
… where round sizes are now, doesn’t it?) from Accomplice (then Atlas Venture) and General Catalyst. I never planned to work at a startup that would raise money from stellar venture capital firms, but if you can somehow reverse-engineer this outcome for yourself, try.