Worked in finance before co-founding a venture backed startup and then switching over to the investing side.
Domain expertise/experience and storytelling
We are as helpful as founders want us to be. I work well with people who ask for what they want and are honest in their situations.
Be good at explaining why you and your team are best suited to solve this. Know your market well.
I try to be open-minded when evaluating potential investments. This means there is no criteria other than the company fits the stage and sector our fund operates in.
My favorite part about investing in NYC is the community. The founders and investors make this job fun. Given that NYC attracts the best people, my outlook on the future on tech here is very positive.