I'd say my path looks more linear in hindsight, and winding in the moment. I started my career in investment banking covering energy - I always wanted to get closer to tech and worked at Google afterwards in a rotational product program. During that period and the years after, I discovered early stage investing as a career path and fell in love.
We believe in the idea of "founder market" fit, so the factors I look for change based on the company. A few overarching qualities include: curiosity, persistence, grit, confidence paired with humility, passion.
Every founder is different, so I do my best to adapt my working style to make it most effective. I'm an active and engaged listener, and work very hard. My style is to be an advocate, thought partner, and friend. The best relationships are the ones where we can be transparent and honest.
Keep it conversational.
I'm personally motivated by helping people achieve their best version of themselves and make the impact they want on the world.
The people and the ambition.