I was advised by many in venture that I wouldn’t last 5 months in venture; I was too impatient, too controlling, too much. Well 5 years later they get to be right, well kind of….
I am stepping down as a General Partner of Accomplice and will not be a GP in Accomplice’s next fund.
Hack Reduce and Hack Secure have proven to be incredibly valuable vehicles to achieve my goal of developing the next generation of great data science and cybersecurity entrepreneurs. Over the past 5 years we’ve built a community of over 7,000 members, having hosted hundreds of events, which led to the funding of over a dozen companies. I’m excited to continue cultivating both ecosystems with the goal of starting many more cybersecurity and data science companies. This requires a tremendous amount of my time and focus.
I also plan on continuing to lead The St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s $100M Tech Fundraising Campaign to end childhood cancer. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease and I am committed to working with the amazing team at The St. Baldrick’s Foundation to do something about that.
I will continue to represent Accomplice on my portfolio company boards and remain involved with Accomplice as a Senior Advisor. I will continue to work with my seed investments independently and will spend time identifying, investing in and developing entrepreneurs.
Accomplice has become THE brand for early stage venture capital in Boston. We’ve made a ton of progress in our short time, and I’m honored and proud to be a co-founder during this spectacular climb to the top. Our successes give me the opportunity to dig into my personal mission to continue to make Boston great, by focusing on my entrepreneurs, both those I’ve invested in and others I will in the future.
I am very proud of my Atlas and Accomplice partners and my investments over the past five years. I have every expectation to contribute to the delivery of three excellent funds and will always support, enjoy and have an active interest in where Jeff and Ryan take Accomplice from the strong base we’ve built.
My five years in venture has given me the opportunity to spend more time with my family, and collaborate with some incredible entrepreneurs. For this I am incredibly grateful. I want to thank Jeff and Ryan for their friendship, partnership, and for giving me the opportunity to reinvent myself over the last five years as the anti-VC and now to re-invent myself yet again… Stay tuned!