Chris is an investor with operator experience, some of that experience was in public facing companies such as appssavvy (the first business ad platform on Facebook). During our interview of which he admitted had a long and painful exit from the company.
Why this interview?
Chris is a great example of failing forward and gaining success from learning through experience. Drawing from the experience of massive ups and downs in founding and funding companies, he likes to consider himself as a Jerry Mcguire “like” sounding board for early stage founders.
A side note:
Chris’s experience is a lesson in the “fight goes on” which is based on the pure tenacity of an individual. All fintech founders and funders will eventually face a failure, go through hell and get burnt at some point in their journey. It just happens, yet, quitting will cause them to fail indefinitely, but if they keep buggering on, they might just win eventually.
When life hits you with a brick will you suck it up and move forward? Or will you suck your thumb and give up? The circumstances of that challenge may be fully out of your control, the choice on how you respond every day, that’s on you.
I’m the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on the financial services industry. I’m a fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. I’m in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.