founders want more from you
in a world where capital is quickly becoming a commodity, founders are desperately seeking more from their VCs. the best VCs add value beyond the board meeting - from helping hire senior management to connecting founders to potential key customers.
you are already behind the competition
of the early-stage tech funds represented in Forbes Midas 2017 list, 65% have resourced a dedicated platform function. as the best deals become more and more competitive, it is increasingly difficult to differentiate. founders are savvy in investor due diligence - they will hear from your portfolio about how you are (or aren't) directly helping them grow their companies.
1:1 does not scale
it's great that your partnership has strong working relationships with your founders - but that doesn't scale as your portfolio grows. platform harnesses network effects - your knowledge base, community, and reach only grows with each investment.
what i've previously built
made of the internet, llc is my vehicle for personal projects + consulting.
implementing + connecting internal tech to streamline dealflow, marketing, and platform ops
enabling peer-to-peer learning through online and offline community
leveraging the fund's existing network to fill in founders' knowledge gaps
new market entry
establishing a fund's brand and building partner relationships in a new market
first platform hire in european tech VC - built 'full-stack' platform + marketing strategy for a seed-stage fund from scratch as first non-partner hire
international authority in venture platforms
forbes 30 under 30 2017
founder of eu internal ecosystem builders, a vibrant community of 90+ platform professionals
first female president of tech@nyu, nyc's largest student designer + developer org
founding partner of dorm room fund nyc