Best Practices

The value of patience and persistence in your career

January 23, 2021

On his niche

My focus area is software for work ("productivity software", "developer tool", "future of work", "industrial automation"), oftentimes with some financial services opportunity.

On fintech deals and valuations

We try to focus on working with great founders who are realizing a unique vision for a big market. We invest early at a lower absolute price, but ultimately are happy to pay whatever is market rate to partner with the best teams.

On particularly exciting investments

The most impactful founders we work with often have both this incredible sense of where the world is going, but also what specifically they need to do to address that emerging opportunity.

On learnings from venture investing

A big lesson I have learned since moving from product work at Fundera to investments at Bain is the value of taking a higher-level view of what's happening in the world. I think I would have been a more impactful contributor had I paid more attention to how trends in the market could’ve been opportunities for us.

On lessons learned at Fundera

It was such an honor to be a part of that journey. Candidly, my biggest learning as a professional is the value of patience and persistence. I had a phenomenal experience, but probably limited my path by always thinking about what else I could or should be doing. I now try and stay focused on the job I'm doing today, and hold a higher bar to thinking anything else.

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