I have two words to say about Paul. He is a "True Mentor".
I have known Paul since he joined Lightbank in 2011 and he has been a tremendous help ever since. The three things that you love and want your investors to have as a startup founder are: help in strategy, help in connections and support in ups and downs. Paul has been helping us with all 3 incessantly and I cannot emphasize it enough and hence "True Mentor".
I have come to know Paul in a variety of capacities. He's an investor and advisor to my company, an investing partner I have invested alongside and lastly a friend. In all of these capacities Paul is an all around awesome and value added human being. I have nothing but praise for this man.
As an entrepreneur, I will always want Paul to be involved in my startup. At BenchPrep, he has been a phenomenal board member and a valuable partner. He brings in a non-nonsense attitude and has added a ton of value with his to-the-point strategic insights. He helped us with various aspects of business including fund raising, business development strategy, hiring, layoffs, team culture and more. And most importantly, he has been "around" when we needed him the most during the lows and highs of the journey.
Paul was tremendous mentor for BabbaCo. He constantly challenged and pushed us to think creatively, yet pragmatically, about our business. He always seemed 2 steps ahead, anticipating the support we needed through various highs and lows. What I appreciate most about his mentorship is that he is a true champion for his entrepreneurs. Once he recognizes true passion and work ethic from his founders, he is an advocate and goes to bat for them. I have learned a ton from Paul and hope to work with him on a variety of future endeavors.
Co-Founder and CEO of VC backed stealth company. Previously: GP at Lightbank, Head of Digital at Playboy Enterprises, Founding Partner at NBCUniversal's Peacock Equity Fund (investments include Greystripe, Adify, Bigpoint, Trion).
Focus on SAAS, B2B, B2B2C, Enterprise Sales.
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