I grew up just outside of London, but went to an international school. I was surrounded by people who were going to drop into your life for two or three years at a time and then move on to another country. It made me comfortable with change and good at relating to a huge range of people. It’s also why I have a bit of a twang in my accent, which no one seems to be able to place!
I began my career at Goldman Sachs developing internal apps, but returned to university to finish my masters in engineering. When I got out of university I joined Smarkets to build an entirely new mobile app and launch in the US. From there, I joined Lilium as their first software engineering hire in London focused on building out a digital platform for EVTOLs.
At Blossom, I am leading our data science efforts. Our goal across the firm is to be able to get to work helping brilliant founders grow their companies as quickly as possible. If we can automate some of those early processes— including discovery— we’ll be able to do the important work of company building more effectively as well.
It sounds cliché, but I believe failures are an essential part of growth — ‘a single failure will fuel you more than 100 successes.’ Anyone who has made a mistake in shipping a product knows you'll never make that mistake again! The ability to learn from failure and to build something meaningful is what attracted me to startups and it’s what attracted me to Blossom. You simply won’t do anything spectacular with your life if you just stay in your lane and don't take any risks.