In our business of meeting with companies and investors, we are often asked for references. We have extensive networks of current and ex-colleagues, co-investors, advisors and other individuals with whom we have worked over the years. By far our most important references, though, are the entrepreneurs, CEO’s and management teams of the companies in which we have invested.
In particular, we encourage entrepreneurs with whom we discuss new investments to meet with the management of our portfolio companies. As we discuss long-term plans, it is important for our future partners to understand how we work and how we can contribute over time.