5 Fast Facts about Member Sean O'Sullivan

A selfie taken in Doha, Qatar, April 2017

A selfie taken in Doha, Qatar, April 2017

Name/Company - Sean O’Sullivan, SOSV

1.What’s your story (in 3 sentences or less)

Engineer / inventor dabbling in VC for the last 22 years. SOSV specializes in hardware, life sciences, and several other deep verticals. I spend a lot of time on the road, visiting almost all of the 150+ new companies SOSV invests in every year.

2. Biggest aha moment?

When I realized that you must grow happiness under your feet, not off in the distance.

As a recent transplant to NJ, it was also a pretty cool to see that you can flip the NJ transit seats on the Dinky to face either direction in about 1.5 seconds.

3. Share a fun or unique fact about yourself.

I sometimes fly helicopters.

4. What motivating factor compelled you to join Tigerlabs?

I really like co-working spaces: good buzz and background noise; flexible and efficient; good community.  Tigerlabs has a great buzz.

5. If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?

Clean up after yourself, and leave the room (world) a little better off than when you came into it.

Favorite Quote:

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.  

-- Theodore Roosevelt