A year ago today I started full time at FreshBooks, completing my transition out of VC. People often ask me if I miss it. The short answer is ‘no’. It’s been a great move for me on every dimension.
I was so positive my transition that a few months back I rescued another VC, hiring Russell Samuels away from Mantella Partners to come join our biz dev and corp dev team. This has also gone really well. Russell is a happy camper and is kicking ass!
On the strength of these two moves, I realized that we need more of this. We need to rescue VCs and bring them back from the dark side. So, today, I am pleased to announce Operation Hire a VC. It’s a simple program really. Starting today, FreshBooks will give preference in all its current and future job openings to any applicants that have a VC background. The more experienced the better. We think General Partners bring a wealth of smarts and connections that can be applied to almost any role.
If you’re a VC and need rescuing, check out our careers page. And if you’re an employer and agree with me that VCs would make great team members then come join the cause and implement Operation Hire a VC at your company!