#54: Emmet King - Partner & CIO at J12 - Process over Vision

Topics:Investing in startups straight out of college.Starting NOWO and how the FinTech field has evolved since.How to think about the initial phase of the startup journey and measure your progress.Group recognition to support.Get comfortable hearing that you are taking too much risk and that you will fail and balance that with humility and strong opinions loosely held.Vision is far more common than a love for the process.Tabulated investment summaries and the dangers of isolating variables.Emmet King is the co-founder, partner, and CIO of J12, an early-stage investor + angel-network- hybrid investing in disruptive early-stage companies in the Nordics.Emmet graduated from SSE in 2014, and in the same year, co-founded NOWO, a FinTech app enabling long-term savings through seamless integration in one's day-to-day life. That same year, he also co-founded J12 which today is one of the most active early-stage funds in Sweden. In 2015, he co-founded DHS Venture Partners which is an exclusive network for Stockholm School of Economics alumni with the mission to support the next generation of great entrepreneurs.Book recommendation: Meditations by Marcus AureliusThe Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf DobelliPresence by Amy Cuddy Website: https://www.j12ventures.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmetking/

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