I'm thrilled to share that I'm joining Neotribe. Venture Capital is a business about people, and the people are the reason I joined Neotribe. I'm honored to partner with Neotribe's team of well-respected, accomplished partners in an environment that takes an entrepreneur-focused approach. To highlight, I'll paraphrase what an entrepreneur told me: "I don't just want, but need Neotribe to be my partner as I aspire to build a sustaining business."
Venture Capital has gone through tremendous change in the more than a decade that I've spent in the industry. It has become a standalone asset class in its own right and that has resulted in massive amounts of dollars infused. That also means it's important for firms to truly differentiate themselves to create a future for their teams and the entrepreneurs they serve. Neotribe represents that future.
Firms of the future will be defined by their value system, investment strategy, partnerships with entrepreneurs and companies that have a lasting impact on our world. Neotribe embodies all of these - the firm takes a values-first approach that is central to all decision making. Partnerships are core to our values. Today, more than ever, partnership with entrepreneurs is critical at the earliest stages of company building.
Neotribe backs audacious entrepreneurs that aspire to change the world and make the world a better place. That starts with defending the world that our predecessors built for us - my past experience investing in cybersecurity and AI helped me to do this. My next chapter with Neotribe allows me to build on that foundation by expanding partnerships across new fields with entrepreneurs who are improving upon the world.
I want to thank my partners, mentors, and colleagues at Shasta for a phenomenal and transformational decade.
To my new tribe, thank you for welcoming me so graciously! The coming decade is ours, and I’m excited to define the future together.