I am excited to join Collaborative Fund as a principal in San Francisco.
The most significant part of the financial crisis that peaked ten years ago this month was that it took place within eight years of both the dot-com crash and 9/11. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times – oh, hell, why even try anymore?
I couldn’t be more excited to join Collaborative Fund as an associate in the New York office. I come to the wonderful world of VC by way of consulting, but I started my career at Ashoka, a social enterprise accelerator, where I first worked closely with entrepreneurs who see the world differently. With a focus on Latin America, I searched for new ways to address tough social challenges, and came away convinced of the special role of startups in improving quality of life and well-being around the world.
NEW YORK – In what analysts called “the most important economic metric that exists,” 360,000 people were born yesterday, 78% of whom are expected to survive into late adulthood. Most will grow up to become productive, working members of their societies.
Collaborative Fund has backed several new retail concepts over the last five years, including, Blue Bottle Coffee, Sweetgreen, and byChloe. Today, we are excited to add Spyce to this list.
Author Robert Coram once wrote about military promotions:
Two forces control every investment market: 1) money is emotional, 2) most people don’t think they’re emotional.
One month after Japan surrendered World War II, General Douglas MacArthur met Japanese emperor Hirohito.
One day you wake up and realize you have a great idea.
When Collaborative Fund started, we believed we’d see a radical shift in consumer behavior toward values-led brands and shared resources.