How long have you worked at Bain Capital Ventures?
I joined BCV in 2021 as an operator-in-residence after my company was acquired, and became a partner here in January 2022.
What is a “platform team” and why is it important for founders?
Great founders have a choice of which VC they partner with, and need much more than just capital to build their businesses. Investors do a ton of individual work and counsel for their portfolio companies, and a VC platform team complements that by providing systematic support with a dedicated team.
For example, our Customer Development team helps our portfolio grow revenue through targeted introductions, portfolio showcases with large enterprise buyers, and large-scale demo days with hundreds of potential customers in attendance. Or, our Talent team can help an early-stage company build out its engineering team and recruiting process, or a later stage company find the perfect executive to help them scale.