… and very excited to find our next great team members! Our philosophy of investing in the best people goes beyond entrepreneurs in our portfolio and equally applies to the people we’re seeking for our team. If you’re daring, love entrepreneurship and want to make an impact by helping us find, invest in, and support the next generation of transformative entrepreneurs, then read on.
Who We Are
We’re a group of seasoned investors and operators with an insatiable passion for working with great entrepreneurs and building companies. We’re listeners and learners, hungry to create and share collective best practices with our Core Community to support the community we care so deeply about.
One of our founding Partners, Michael Skok, is a serial tech founder turned VC with a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and education. Michael attributes his success to working with extraordinary people who have in turn created thousands of jobs and built billions of dollars of value through hard work and persistence. Michael is an active Venture Capital Partner at Harvard Business School and presents Startup Secrets workshops across major universities.
Our other founding Partner, John Pearce, is an entrepreneurial operator who has not only worked alongside Michael for 25+ years, but also led two separate billion dollar IPOs and three successful multi-hundred million dollar exits. John helped rewrite the rules of VC which enabled us to build a differentiated venture model that aligns our Core Community’s investments, be it time or capital, with our entrepreneurs throughout their journey.
Richard Dulude, our founding Principal is an Olympic skier turned programmer and eventual entrepreneur turned VC who rose to top of class at Harvard Business School as a Rock Venture Partner. Our other principal, Lily Lyman, recently moved to Boston after leading Facebook’s telecom partnerships. Lily brings invaluable perspective to the team with her previous experiences as a entrepreneur who’s also worked with thousands of founders through her time at Endeavor and led multinational corporation’s strategy during her consulting days. Our Head of Platform, Cory Bolotsky, supports our portfolio through the constantly growing Core Community — several hundred of the tech top founders, operators and entrepreneurs — where he bring his experience previously leading one of the world’s largest startup accelerators. Our drums are kept beating (pun intended) by our Internal Operations Manager, Rob Wu, a professional drummer turned techie, who champions our culture and leads our office and day to day operations.
What We’re Building
Our founders are bold, brave entrepreneurs who think big, understand problems deeply, see opportunities and challenge the status quo. Our goal is to support each and every one of them from inception to Series A and beyond, so we seek to engage founders from the very earliest stage of their ventures.
To date, we’ve already invested in over 20 ventures where we’re proud to be the first capital in, but capital is only as good as the people behind it. To further support our portfolio, we’ve brought together a melting pot of proven entrepreneurs, executives, and experts that we call our Core Community. And when we invest, we also align and integrate experts from our Core Community who are curated specifically to bring our founders the experience, skills, knowledge and best practices they’ll need to succeed on their journey.
How You Fit In
- Bring in a unique point of view to add to our collective vision
- Enjoy sharing and learning with us
- Set us up, as we set you up, for success
- Are self-aware
- Can show vulnerability
- Understand that failure is an opportunity for growth
- Thrive in a high energy, collaborative environment
- Aren’t afraid to take risks.
- Are a team on a mission driven by a shared enthusiasm for entrepreneurship
- Win as a team
- Are results oriented and trust each other to own our respective roles
- Embrace diversity and believe a variety of perspectives delivers quality
- Trust in unfiltered, constructive dialogue to build strong relationships with each other and our entrepreneurs
Our belief is that entrepreneurial pursuits are the best way to impact the world positively. If you agree, we’d love to hear from you. We’re actively looking for: