Hi I’m Mercedes, like the car. 🚗
I started this blog in 2013 after leaving Wall-Street to join the startup world. I began chronicling my learnings in the tech and startup community and today it has morphed into a medley of VC, startup, self-help, and inclusion musings.
I’m currently a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners where I focus on consumer early stage investing. Prior to this, I was an executive at a VR startup and a GM at General Assembly. GA was my first foray into startups and I helped the company grow to ~$100 million in revenue as a product manger and general manager. Prior to 2012 I worked in finance at Goldman Sachs and the Federal Reserve.
On the history side of things, I grew up in Durham, North Carolina and Cupertino, CA (Bay Area), went to Harvard for college, and did an MBA and Masters in Education at Stanford. I enjoy writing up new business ideas, walks longer than 20 NYC blocks, chocolate soufflés, hiking, camping, off-roading in my Jeep, reading works by futurists and empaths, and dealing playing cards very fast.
Thanks for reading,