About

Thanks for visiting my corner of the Internet!

The content you’ll find on my site is focused on venture capital jobs, and it’s place where you can subscribe to my venture capital newsletter.

I also work on some other things! Here’s some background about them.

Seed Investments

I actively invest in seed stage startups through GoingVC Partners as a Cofounder and General Partner.

The portfolio consists of 20+ startups (and growing), with 2 companies exited (OnSpecta, Volumetric) and 1 “unicorn”. Co-investors include VC firms like Founders Fund, Boldstart, Insight Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, NextView Ventures, and many more.

I personally gravitate towards startups that:

  • Build software for developers or IT (Current portfolio companies include Wallaroo Labs, WayScript, and Quantum Metric)
  • Enable the future of work through content, education, and community (like GoingVC, which I cofounded)
  • Transform how early stage entrepreneurs are funded and financed

Startup Operating and Product Management

  • At DigitalOcean I led product management for 2 products from inception through launch: Spaces and the DigitalOcean Marketplace.
  • I was the 1st business hire and 1st non-founding employee @ Turbonomic (acquired by IBM for ~$2 billion), joining shortly after the initial round of financing. I led product marketing and inside sales, and drove the customer development process.
  • After working at Turbonomic I spent time at Amazon.com as a senior vertical product manager, where I launched a display ad product with a global footprint.
  • I led VMware’s Northeast US professional services team, having joined the company when it was just a few hundred employees.

Startup Founder

I’ve cofounded 2 companies:

  • GoingVC is the leading VC career accelerator program with 400+ members and alums around the world, coupled with an associated VC investment arm, GoingVC Partners.
  • BEMAVEN (fka HireNurture) was a SaaS company in the future of work space that focused on challenges related to technical hiring.

Contacting Me

john@startupcareeradvice.com is the best way to reach me.

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