At the end of last summer, we ended up moving back to North Carolina after a couple year stint in New York City. It was an awesome ride in NYC, and I loved getting experience as a venture lender in one of the hottest startup markets in the country.
After the move, I continued to work for the Bank and with my clients in the NY area while living in NC. About a month ago, however, I began to transition into a new role.
In the new gig, I am helping to run the Square Roots program for early stage companies in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic. This is a program for pre-venture round companies that is a non-lending relationship. It allows for me to work with early stage entrepreneurs by helping them craft their plans and pitches and making intros to potential investors, among other things.
I’m stoked about the opportunity. I basically get paid to meet with interesting people and help them with their new ventures.
As part of the switch in day-to-day roles, I’m switching the focus of my blog a more general startup focus. I’ll be touching on everything from idea formation to exit, hence the name of the blog, Runway to Exit (http://runwaytoexit.com)
I think I’m going to repurpose some of the posts on venture debt and feature on the new site, as I continue to be amazed at the amount of random google traffic my posts are getting. I hope you’ll drop by http://runwaytoexit.com at some point.