I am your typical finance guy & startup founder who has built an extensive network of other finance guys & startup founders over the years.
IQ, EQ and a well-rounded team.
It depends on the founder and stage of the company, but I tend to be fairly hands off unless asked. Founders I've worked well with are good at asynchronous communication and real-time problem solving.
Keep it simple like sushi.
I invest in people with a disruptive vision, who are making well-executed products and solving hard problems.
I think NYC startup founders are able to pull from the diverse and dynamic energy of the city to build companies with investors that have a very deep and broad perspective on their respective markets.