Need-to-Know: Starting your Career as an Investor with Ian Friedman
Ian was Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, where Co-Head of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) Venture Capital & Growth Equity team. Some of Ian's investments include Cadre, CompareAsia, Foodpanda / DeliveryHero, Hubba, Omio (fka GoEuro), Pinterest, Plaid, ResearchGate, Ring, Rothy's, Shift, Spotify, thredUP, Uber and Zola.
Prior to joining GSIP, Ian has helped build technology companies through his roles at both Bain Capital and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Ian holds an Honors in Business Administration (HBA) degree from The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario where he earned the Gold Medal and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
William Abecassis, Director, is a macro portfolio manager within Blackrock’s Global Fixed Income platform, where he also leads the Market Intelligence Group (MIG) - a team focused on global economic analysis and modeling.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Abecassis was Head of Fixed Income Trading Strategy at Bridgewater Associates where he spent four years in roles blending investment research in fixed income and currency markets with development of quantitative models and trading technologies. Previously, Mr. Abecassis was principal and founder of LogisticScience, a strategy consulting firm focusing on development of quantitative decision-support models for Fortune 500 firms.
Mr. Abecassis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology with extended coursework in Non-Linear Systems and a Minor in Management from McGill University, Canada in 1997. He later earned a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Concordia University, Canada in 2000.
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This event is part of our newest initiative, YJP's "FaceTime with VC/Tech Leaders" series of digital mentorship roundtables to continue our mission of providing mentorship opportunities for young professionals while keeping our members safe and healthy. The roundtable will be held through YJPs digital platform.
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