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Leading with Empathy

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We collectively push each other to exceed the normal expectations of VC involvement, deploying tactics that for me resemble “PE style” practices. Our involvement does not simultaneously start and end when we write a check. We’re right by our entrepreneur’s side in the trenches, ready and willing to help with anything, whether it’s marketing, growth strategy, recruiting, or even those occasional 3:00 am panic attacks. We take immense pride in the fact that our entrepreneurs trust us enough to reach out for help instead of concealing obstacles.

While often responding to in-the-moment requests, we recognize the importance of anticipating portfolio needs. As a result, we’ve crafted unparalleled networks of thought leaders in each of our core thesis areas. When our portfolio companies are struggling with a specific problem, we can turn to our community of world class experts in healthcare, biotech, logistics and beyond, who look forward to offering wisdom and familiarizing themselves with emerging technology. Standout 8VC memories are typically concentrated around events where we bring together industry leaders and our CEOs for thought provoking conversations that not only inspire valuable follow-ups, but push the boundaries of what many assumed to be possible.

The makers in our network aren’t the only ones who rely on our expertise and community. Although I spend the majority of my time digging into the intersection between healthcare and consumer, I often play at opposite ends of the spectrum, evaluating either highly consumer or more technical Bio-IT deals. Harnessing our team’s wealth of knowledge, I am empowered to explore the forefront of scientific advancements and apply my marketing mind to humanize these incredibly technical ventures. My partners serve as teachers, providing guidance and successful frameworks as I continue to sharpen my diligence teeth and gain greater confidence as an investor. Our Monday Investment Team meeting has transformed from a recurring sync to a partner led lecture series. Active participation and questioning is expected. My colleagues help me refine my thinking, ask the right questions and recognize how a specific opportunity interacts within a broader landscape. Collaborative learning is a foundational tenet, seamlessly woven into our DNA as a firm.

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