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