“I think this whole job is such a privilege. When you zoom out, you get to work with and spend time with the smartest people in our industry—in the world—on a daily basis. You get to explore brand new ideas and industries.” – Addie Lerner
Addie Lerner (@addielerner) is Founder and Managing Partner of Avid Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in exceptional founders building transformative fintech, consumer internet, and software companies. Prior to starting Avid, Addie worked with investments at General Catalyst, General Atlantic and Goldman Sachs. She was named one of NYC Fintech Women’s “50 Inspiring Fintech Females” in 2020 and was featured in the 2019 Forbes “30 Under 30” Venture Capital list.
To hear Addie's full interview, including how she launched Avid Ventures, click here.
For more, explore the transcript of this episode.
Chapters in this bonus interview:
- Company culture at Avid Ventures
- Addie’s strengths of authenticity and an analytical mindset
- Investing as a privilege
- Addie’s daily habits of limiting the number of meetings each day, working with a coach, and exercising
- Addie’s favorite learning experience
- Addie’s definition of success
Addie’s habits and routines push her toward her own vision of success:
“My definition of success is making an impact on the world and those around me—my immediate family and community. And for me, that hopefully means showing up in multiple different capacities as an investor, as a partner, as a family member, being my best self and really helping to up-level the folks around me.”