This past Friday was my last day at Human Ventures. I originally joined in June 2017 as an intern who was willing to do whatever it took to break into VC. Fortunately, my internship turned into a full-time role and for the past 2+ years I’ve been able to work alongside amazing individuals, including HV teammates, who have taught me how to think about ideation, testing, and thinking creatively around unique problems an entrepreneur faces before the company is even formed. I’ve also had the fortune to spend significant time with our fearless founders, who are putting everything on the line to solve a problem they are passionate about.
Like any with any fast-growing startup, my day-to-day evolved over time. I began focused solely on our studio and helping entrepreneurs-in-residence think through their business model, create their first financial model, and create their fundraising strategy. Last year, I co-founded Onward Labs out of the HV office and we began to apply the venture studio model to the blockchain world. Most recently, I helped to launch HV’s Fund I, creating the portfolio construction, thesis, and investment process.
I look back at all of these experiences and I can’t help but think how lucky I was to not only be involved in amazing projects, but to do so alongside Good Humans who are collaborative, caring, and values-oriented. It is these people that I will miss the most.
Alas, the time has come for me to venture out on my own. I have a couple ideas brewing and will share more when the time comes. Until then I will take a hiatus on the weekly blog posts in order to fully focus on my new direction. Wish me luck!