Point72 Ventures

Gaelen Hendrickson

Investments

New York

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.