Gaelen is an Associate on the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, focused on consumer investments.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Gaelen worked at M13, an early-stage fund focused on consumer technology, while earning his MBA at Columbia Business School. While at Columbia, Gaelen was a Venture Capital Fellow and Co-President of the Venture Capital Club. Before business school, he was a consultant at EY-Parthenon.
I am most excited by purpose driven companies that create new market value
I believe consumer technology has the unique ability to create both market value and improve our day-to-day lives. The most exciting companies provide consumers with a completely new utility, while also having the potential to expand their market significantly.
A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved
There are so many skilled builders and product people searching for a problem to solve. Founders solving problems they have encountered through their own lived experience tend to have a deeper understanding of how to solve them from the start.
Answering ‘why now’ is an important part of my thematic process
I dive deep and immerse myself in a market to gain an understanding of the feasibility of something at a given time.
Small talk cheat sheet:
Dreaming of a Cleveland Browns Super Bowl, defending Ohio against meme culture, playing guitar, and hiking around the world.