Aydin Senkut is the founder and managing partner at Felicis Ventures.
He originally started as a “super angel” before founding Felicis in 2005. He has been responsible for investments in companies like Shopify, Fitbit, Credit Karma, and more.
One of the main takeaways we had from studying Aydin is his commitment to focus. Everybody today chases after a new shiny object every other week. He has noticed the winners in his portfolio and overall network are those that say “no” to everything else and focus on a singular task at a given time.
Here are some of the other lessons, quotes, and readings from Aydin.
We started our careers in venture. After about a week, we had a realization.
We had no idea what we were doing.
Turns out, we weren’t alone.
Junior VCs don’t get training. You’re forced to figure it out on your own.
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