I love to roll up my sleeves and get involved at the growth stage to help founders transition their startups into billion-dollar global brands. I led BCV’s investments in Ankorstore, Socure, Pleo, Material Bank, Properly, and SmartRent,and worked on investments in ReCharge Payments, Mirakl, GoCardless, Finix, and Ribbon.
What is the first company you invested in? Do you have any anecdotes from when you first began working together?
SmartRent. The company had been in business all of nine months when we went to visit the team in Arizona. Their office doubled as a warehouse: smart locks, leak sensors, and smart thermostats were piled from floor to ceiling in every room. SmartRent had become one of the country’s largest importers of smart home devices in less than one year. That’s when we knew they had great product-market fit!