1. If you had done something else, what would it have been?
I would actually be a DJ. In college I paid my way through college as a semi-professional DJ in the Philadelphia night club scene. Instead, I ended up getting a job at Merill Lynch, mainly to make my parents happy, and then I did NewsCred, to make myself happy.
2. What else would you have called your business?
Every time we bring on a new round of investors, literally every single time, four times in a row, they’ve asked us to change our name. We would keep it, mainly because given how long it’s been and how hard a slog it has been for us, it kind of reminds us of the perseverance and dedication required to get here. So that one is non negotiable, as I tell all my investors.
3. If you could be based in another city, where would it be?
Santa Monica, near LA. I love the area - the beach, the water, the perfect weather. But also, there’s a lot of amazing talent there. Traditionally, technology companies would say San Francisco, but I like to do things a little bit differently. You’re not competing with every other tech company.