Ophelia Brown

Blossom

I started Blossom because I believe founders in Europe deserve better.

We all started somewhere. I spent my first two years at Goldman Sachs buying coffee for all the traders at 5am. It was 2008, I was happy to play the long-game.

I’ve always been singularly focused and I think the best entrepreneurs are too.

I fell in love with venture the first days of joining Index. I have been fortunate to learn from the very best – both the partners and all the founders I’ve worked with.

I don’t believe in taking no for an answer. Work hard for your yes. You can make the possible a reality.

I’m curious about the world. When I left Goldman Sachs I travelled to China solo so that I could witness with my own eyes the insane growth others were talking about. I’ve since visited 50 countries all over the globe, but I will always call California my second home.

I founded Alternative Ladies in Technology (ALT) because things needed to change. I wanted to take action, not just talk about it.

When I set out to build Blossom, everyone thought I was crazy, even loved ones. It didn’t make me pause – all the best ideas all sound crazy at first.

It’s a privilege to do what we do. No investor should ever take credit for the success of their founders. They should be thankful to have been a part of the journey.

Blossom wouldn’t exist without the support of all our brilliant partners and investors. I have inordinate gratitude to everyone who made this possible.