CRO, @grasshopperbank | @KauffmanFellows | Board member: @Techstars Foundation, @Active_Minds | #givefirst | Views my own, not my employer's

NYC
Joined January 2013
Big congrats @caroline_yeager!
BIG NEWS: I am thrilled to announce @caroline_yeager's promotion to Partner @VitalizeVC. I have had the great fortune to work with Caroline for the past 3 years, and she is a huge asset to our firm and portfolio. Please join me in congratulating her!! 🎆🎇🎆
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When my passions overlap, big smiles. (Bruce and crosswords). Love seeing a @springsteen (and a @tompetty!) clue in this week’s @nytimes Sunday crossword. No hints given here....but a great puzzle, hat tip to the constructor Jesse Goldberg.
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Congrats to @owletbabycare on going public ($OWLT on NYSE)! Grateful for knowing you in early days of the @techstars @RGA 2013 program and seeing your amazing growth and impact. Really excited for you, your team, and the incredible products you continue to bring to market.
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This is a next level stoke meeting. 🔥🔥 Our quarterly @techstars Foundation board meeting, providing grants and network support focused on diversify and inclusion in the innovation economy. Check it out and apply for a grant! techstars.org
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Jeremy Shure retweeted
NY-based Climate Tech-focused Founders….register below! This session will focus on climate tech programs. Funding opportunities for seed-stage, women-led technology companies, with application instructions and deadlines, from @ChloeCapital. eventbrite.com/e/diversity-i…
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I like the framework laid out in the @techstars Mentor Manifesto. Thanks, @galeforceVC -- a big takeaway for me is that we can always benefit from having mentors and a personal board, no matter where we are in life/career. techstars.com/the-line/advic…
Great thread on mentorship and finding/leveraging a "personal board" to help you navigate your journey. My "personal board" spans professional and personal topics and has been critical support in my growth. And most important: pay it forward and mentor others where you can!
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Great thread on mentorship and finding/leveraging a "personal board" to help you navigate your journey. My "personal board" spans professional and personal topics and has been critical support in my growth. And most important: pay it forward and mentor others where you can!
Founders often ask me to help them find a mentor or advisor. I always say no. It isn’t that I don’t want to help. I do. But, we have to go through the legwork of finding our own mentors and advisors to ensure a fruitful relationship. More on mentors in the 🧵.
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Any recommendations for a great book or other content that does a deep dive on the history of gold? Very curious to look at early days re: adoption, volatility in price, early use cases, skeptics, believers, etc.
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Don’t miss on following @NatalieFratto’s @chartsncrafts (here and Instagram). Brilliance in both the simplicity and depth of the message and how it’s delivery.
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Huge congrats to @MetaPropNYC! Metaprop has been the rocket fuel and support system for so much of proptech companies and founders. Wicked smart, strategic, and most important, kind. Go get it @ZacharyAarons, @zschwarz, @aaronnblock and the whole MetaProp team!
1/4 - We are very excited to announce the close of MetaProp's $100M Fund III, which is now the largest global PropTech seed fund. Read more here: ow.ly/qImJ50FfcIn #PropTech #VC #Funding #RE #RETEch #Tech #Investing
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Welcome @KauffmanFellows Class 26, from Class 23! We're here to support you, to learn from you, and excited for a lifelong fellowship and friendship with you.
DRUM ROLL: We're thrilled to announce KF's newest cohort of 57 brilliant leaders in VC hailing from top firms across 18 countries 🎉 Our most diverse class yet (51% people of color & 42% female)with incredible investing power ($30.8B in total AUM) bit.ly/3gISQ1z
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Jeremy Shure retweeted
Are you struggling with making an important career decision? Write your obituary, focusing on what actions that you want to be remembered. The things that are important to you will rise to the top.
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Noticing more folks are arguing and taking positions where one side wins/one side loses. Don't always assume when taking a position that things are zero sum or mutually exclusive. Egos aside. There are middle grounds and shared consensus. Might be good to start from there?
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Yesterday, VC firm @LererHippeau didn't have any women partners. Today it has four. axios.com/vc-firm-lerer-hipp…
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🚨GREAT BOOK ALERT 🚨 The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche by @bfeld and @djilk came out today. Having read it, it's exceptional, weaving together how ancient philosophy can be a guide to the fast paced and high growth innovation economy. amazon.com/Entrepreneurs-Wee…
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BURKS!!!!!! LET’S GO KNICKS!!!!! #KnicksTape #knicksvshawks
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Is it me, or was back-half of this week of @nytimes crossword puzzles (Thurs, Fri, Sat) cooking with some extra heat? Sat crushed me, high on Scoville scale. Today’s Sunday puzzle came way back down to Earth to start the week. 👀 @wesleybarrow, @thoughtsithink, @TrudeauRoss
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Mental health is a disease, not a decision. And it must be ok to say I'm not ok. Check in on a friend. Check in on yourself. You don't need to suffer in silence - asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. #MentalHealthActionDay: mentalhealthactionday.org/
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