I enjoy working together with early-stage founders to think through and solve problems. Love to dig deep into data and picked up Python to help me do that better! Big believer in the hustle and a #GiveFirst mentality.
Spent the last 3+ working years in emerging Southeast Asia across operating and investing roles. Always up for a conversation around startup ecosystems across the globe and share learnings from my time in Asia :)
In my previous role as an operator, I worked on business development and business intelligence in the fashion e-commerce space. With Burda, I spend my time studying the broad consumer sector, including fintech and platform businesses. Also had short stints across agribusiness, shipping and telecommunication.
In my free time, I enjoy reading novels, playing sports like football and rugby, and also spending time with my Jack Russell Terrier.
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Was watching ‘The Half of It’ on Netflix last night (great show!) and a particular quote stood out:
“... the difference between a good painting and a great painting, is typically five strokes. And they are usually the five boldest strokes in the painting. The question of course, is which five strokes?”
So often in meeting startup founders, we talk about how to do X, Y and Z aimed at improving certain metrics. While incremental change is good, it’s often the big moves and pivots that make a difference, e.g. Slack started as a gaming company. If you’re a founder, what’s your bold stroke? Are you prepared to ruin a good company to become a great one?