It’s all about the people! Every day I get to interact and learn from some of the smartest investors and operators around. The depth and breadth of my work experience offers unparalleled learnings; it’s always something new and never gets boring.
Make sure you fully diligence your new partner; trust and integrity are critical but sadly far from a guarantee. The diligence process is as much an opportunity for investors to learn about your business as it is an opportunity for you to learn about your prospective investor. Ultimately, choosing the right partner for you and your business is going to create significantly more value (and enjoyment!) over the long-term.
Getting to sit across the table from a founder for the first time and hear their personal story and history of their business never gets olds. I love to learn about new industry niches that I may have not even known existed previously. It is the management team that most deeply understands their own business and drives day-to-day operations; the role of the investor is to support the team with resources, relationships, and strategic guidance.
Family, friends, skiing in fresh powder, exploring new places / cultures and … cheesecake!
For investors in MML Fund VI, MML Ireland I & MML Ireland II
For investors in MML Fund VII