Transitioning from Product and Growth to Venture Capital

Get to know Fatima Husain, one of our newest investors

Comcast Ventures
Jul 11 · 6 min read

Tell us about your journey?

My journey is unconventional. I moved to the United States from India for my undergrad; I studied Biology at Yale and stuck around for an extra year to do an accelerated Master’s in Public Health. Most of my family are physicians deeply ingrained in healthcare, so it was a natural and intuitive decision for me.

What inspired you to join the Comcast Ventures team? What are your focus areas?

I had always been curious to pursue a career in venture, but hadn’t come across an opportunity, and more importantly, a team that I thought was a good fit. I was introduced to the opportunity at Comcast Ventures through a personal connection and was surprised to learn that the team is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds, many of whom have a similar entrepreneurial streak and value the experience I had at Airbnb.

How do you plan to work with startups that you invest in? How do you plan to work with your CEOs to achieve growth targets?

There is no shortage of investors or capital these days, and as we’ve all heard “it’s a great time to be an entrepreneur” — in fact, that challenge to differentiate yourself in this market is an added element of spice to joining the investing world.

As an investor, you will work with founders in good and challenging times. What key advice will you always come back to?

There are 3 main pieces of advice I’d give founders:

When you look back at your career ten years from now, what do you hope to be able to say?

I’d like to be able to look back and say that I invested in companies and supported founders with a mission and purpose to help people live and work better. I want to introduce the friend I’m having coffee with as a founder I invested in and was on a wild roller coaster of a hyper-growth ride with. I want to be able to say that I learnt a lot, fed my curiosity, and helped grow companies with large visions while I grew as a person.


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