What is the first company you invested in?
My first investment (not yet announced) is in a pair of founders that are building in the construction robotics space. I’ve known the CEO since college, when he used $500,000 from an angel investor to successfully build water filtration and distribution solutions in the developing world.
I was fortunate to work with him and his co-founder for months to help develop their idea, and we led the round as soon as they left their jobs and went full time. Both founders are those rare people who make you feel energized and passionate after each conversation. I’m excited to announce the investment.
What do you love about working for Bain Capital Ventures?
Bain Capital is this incredible, expansive platform whose reputation, relationships and access spans far outside of early-stage startups and Silicon Valley. This makes BCV a special place to invest in and build companies — you get the innovation, agility, and disruptive thinking of Silicon Valley with the scale, connectivity and access of a large institution.
How many venture funds already own hundreds of companies that can become customers for the startups they invest in?