hackNY Speaker Series: Union Square Ventures
The partners spoke on a variety of topics – like what the firm looked for in prospective investments, the importance of a good team (as opposed to just a good idea), and what, according to them, were the characteristics of a good pitch (“A pitch is like a party” – Wilson).
Gary (a fellow Tiger! rawr!) and Christina hung out with us later, and it was nice to hear their take too. Gary, having worked in a number of different environments, shared his perspective – “You should follow what you genuinely love doing… If someone doesn’t like what you are doing, it’s their problem, not yours.” Christina talked about her career-path post college and how (and more important, why) she left the Boston Consulting Group to come work for USV.
It was inspiring to see the entire team up close (Fred Wilson is a legend in the VC investment community), and it was the perfect talk to begin our final week of hacking in New York.