A big thank you to everyone who voted for me in Best VC Partner of the Year category at the Europas – it means a lot. I was honoured and surprised in equal measure to walk away with this award. There are a lot of great VC partners out there and I don’t think I’ve really gotten started yet with what I want to do in venture capital. We need more $billion tech companies in Europe and my goal is to help create some of those.
Thanks also to my partners at DFJ Esprit. We’ve had a great year or so, with the final close on our new fund, a great run of exits and I think now nine new investments. Without them I wouldn’t be here. Simple as that.
Regrettably, I didn’t actually ‘walk away’ with the award as I am in Paris (I committed to speak at a conference here before the date for the Europas was set) so I heard the news on Twitter:
From what I’ve read it was a pretty special event. I wish I had been there.
Congratulations also to Josh and Dan at our portfolio company Conversocial who won the Best Advertising or Marketing Tech Startup award.
UPDATE: Full list of winners here