Why I Venture

  • I Venture because it forces me to learn every day about what could be possible.
  • I Venture because it exposes me to some of the brightest minds in the world and if lucky enough I get to keep on learning from them for a long time.
  • I Venture because that small idea germinating in a founder’s mind could have massive implications for the world my children will inherit.
  • I Venture because sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night still thinking about that entrepreneur’s pitch and it hits me how big it could be.
  • I Venture because, honestly, in which other job could you ever be certain that what you have to know a little bit about today will be completely different in 18 months’ time?!
  • I Venture because this is a power law industry and you have to swing big. Singles and doubles don’t count.
  • I Venture because who else gets to come home to their 3 kids under 10 and describe the “magic” they heard described that day as part of their bedtime story.
  • I Venture because my son had to draw a picture of an “invention” for his school when he was 6…and he drew a picture of a phone screen with the KeyMe (my first ever VC investment) logo on it (that picture sits by my desk at the office and on the KeyMe fridge in NY!)
  • I Venture because, if done right, it is a macro multiplier: Jobs created, efficiencies gained, economies made better, customers delighted, lives improved.
  • I Venture because there is nothing more amazing in the world than to know you will be humbled by the intellect of a 25 year old you are likely to meet that day.
  • I Venture because, as a fellow VC said to me a few months ago, “we should be backing shit that matters!”
  • I Venture because, even if I had all the money in the world, those white boarding sessions with founders, energy clearly in the air, would still be what I would want to do day in and day out.
  • I Venture not because I run excel spreadsheets on what my hypothetical and oh so elusive “carry” could be in 10 years time, but rather, because if I do all the things above with passion, those coattails I’ve ridden will make it all work out.
  • I Venture because so many of you give me the time, the insights, the sparks and the “magic”… Thank you!

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Christian Hernandez

Christian Hernandez

Partner at @2150-vc backing technologies that make our world more resilient and sustainable. Salvadoran-born Londoner. YGL of the @wef Father ^3