Please help me welcome Ian Friedman to Collaborative Fund as our newest Partner based in New York City.
Our team has known and respected Ian for years as a talented investor, a thoughtful advisor, and someone who shares our long-held vision for championing businesses pushing the world forward.
Ian joins us from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, where he co-led the company’s venture capital and growth equity team. During that time he led investments in a number of fantastic businesses such as Plaid, Spotify, thredUp, Rothy’s, Zola, Foodpanda, and ResearchGate, among others.
While Ian’s track record speaks for itself, what impressed us most is his entrepreneurial spirit and desire to build. Management teams Ian has invested in describe him as a highly supportive and empathetic partner who forms deep and trustful relationships with company leadership teams and other board members.
While Collaborative has primarily backed companies at the earliest stages of their development, we are increasingly seeing opportunities to continue investing into our portfolio in the later stages. With Ian on board we are better positioned to respond to attractive new opportunities as the broader market continues to evolve, as well as support our portfolio companies throughout their lifecycle.
Put simply, I am excited Ian is in our corner and am even more excited to see what impact he has on our firm.
Please welcome Ian to the team. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.