I could hear the hum of traffic outside our Flatiron office—sirens, horns, and idle engines—and I might as well have been outside instead of the four hour “partner meeting” I was in. Packed like the Holland Tunnel at rush hour with twelve of my colleagues in a white
A week ago I sat down at my computer. Still staring at the blank screen, my heart rate began to spike. The butterflies in my stomach were going wild, and my inner voice started agitating: Are you really going to do this? Are you really going to walk away from
Last week, I Zoom'd with a friend / mentee who is on the verge of negotiating a new compensation package with his employer. Given the impending negotiation, he's starting to think about his possible futures - both within and outside the organization. He wasn't sure how to proceed. During our time
During my meditation this morning, I was unexpectedly transported back to the summer of 2007 when I landed my job with the The Kraft Group [https://www.schlaf.co/p/79a80c1d-d768-4fef-96fa-3f20ac453a46/www.thekraftgroup.com] / The New England Patriots [https://www.schlaf.co/p/79a80c1d-d768-4fef-96fa-3f20ac453a46/www.patriots.com]. I hadn't thought
Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, We will fall!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said. And so they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. — Guillaume Apollinaire I have bittersweet
Earlier this summer, I sat down with Bart Clareman of AlleyWatch [https://www.alleywatch.com/] for a wide ranging interview. We talked about my accidental path to venture, the evolution of the tech ecosystem in NYC over the last decade, my human-centric approach to investing, how Primary [https://www.primary.
Last Friday night after a long week, I decided to go for a long run and listen to a Buddhist lecture [http://www.buddhanet.net/audio-lectures.htm] on the true nature of existence and the self. About ten minutes into the run, I started to contemplate why I have chosen
After two exceptional years of seed investing at Lerer Ventures, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining RRE Ventures in September as a Principal focused on Series A investments. RRE has been at the center of New York’s start-up community since the early 90s and now