The opposite of the super corporate environment I was previously in, it was my first real window into how exciting (and sometimes chaotic!) life at a tech startup could be. Imagine this: in my first week alone, I spent time building the company’s first churn and cohort models as well as stuffing piñatas with tampons as part of a marketing scheme! Suffice it to say, I learned firsthand how important it is to take work (but not always ourselves!) seriously and just how much hard work it takes to build a great business.
Humbled and inspired by the experience, I’ve since spent time in NYC and now in Amsterdam searching for that next great team of entrepreneurs to back… bonus points if they don’t take themselves too seriously either!