I’m joined this week by Ramy Adeeb, founder and Managing Partner of 1984 Ventures, a firm that specialises in providing seed funding to start-ups. Ramy tells me how important risk taking has been in his career:
I don't subscribe to regretting, but if there's one thing I regret is not taking enough risks in life. I have seen founders across my career who are truly, truly risk takers. And they are willing to take risks at way more frequency than I do. And I think and they're willing to sort of convince themselves of things that are not true. But then in the process, they become true.
Ramy’s is a quintessential What I Did Next story, he moved to Canada for high school, went on to have early jobs at Microsoft and then as an investor in Silicon Valley, before launching his own start-up, Snip.It, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2013. He tells me how important risk taking has been for his career, and how his life’s journey led him to the launch of his current company, 1984 ventures.