Kristen Dumbeck is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, focused on partnering with best-in-class growth-stage technology companies.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Kristen was an investor at Edison Partners, where she focused on growth-stage investing across fintech, healthcare, and enterprise SaaS. Prior to Edison, Kristen was at Hamilton Lane, where she focused on middle-market private equity and credit investing across geographies and industries. While at Hamilton Lane, Kristen also spent a year working with Cobalt, a Series A investment and joint venture. She aided in iterating the first product alongside the CTO, supporting the go-to-market strategy, and onboarding early clients.
Private markets have become more sophisticated
Private markets have become more sophisticated over time, which has allowed modern-day tech incumbents to stay private much longer. In staying private, companies are often able to maintain more flexibility as well as shelter from drastic swings.
Growth stage requires operational resources and knowledge
Regardless of public market appetite, I anticipate that more great companies will continue to turn to private markets at the growth stage — not only to access capital but to tap into the operational resources and knowledge required to scale exceptional businesses.
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