What is the first company you invested in?
I did my first investment alongside Partner Scott Friend in Cogsy, which offers an inventory optimization tool for direct-to-consumer merchants. Working with the CEO, Adii, has been a terrific experience as he embodies what we look for in founders—tremendous founder-market fit, product vision, thought leader, and a real sense of collaboration. Since investing in Cogsy’s seed, we have spent lots of time with Adii brainstorming the best GTM strategies and product capabilities, as well as assisting with introductions to help the company executive on its vision.
What do you love about working for Bain Capital Ventures?
The people! Learning through osmosis from our senior leadership, our portfolio companies, and the rest of the team has not only helped build my own investment acumen, but also helped me realize what to look for in a founding team. I’ve also learned how to collaborate and contribute to our firm’s end goals of truly partnering with founders to help them create value for their employees, customers, and partners.