Vance Farouk Grissom

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Hi! My name is Vance Farouk Grissom (
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), and I am currently investing in startups at Verissimo Ventures, a small VC firm, out of New York City.

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My M.O. is curiosity. I want to know how the world works - but more importantly, why it works the way it does. I love startups because they verify or falsify my hypotheses of reality, and because outcomes matter more than credentials.

Writings

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Essays and Booknotes
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Booklist
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Interesting Links

And Twitter (@fvgriss) for shorter form content.

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Where Iā€™m at now

Outside of work, I spend as much of my free time as possible reading good books and long-form content, or trying to learn from wiser people ("the difference between wisdom and knowledge is experience"). Otherwise, I'm playing soccer, backpacking, SCUBA diving, or hanging out with friends and/or family.

My curiosity points in a lot of directions but I'm currently trying to focus it on clear thinking. I'm a sucker for frameworks that explain 'irrational' behavior (die-hard Rory Sutherland fan here), even and especially when they tackle aspects of being human that most people prefer to ignore.

I am especially interested in fast-moving businesses, because I consider them to be massive experiments that test hypotheses about human behavior. Central to my worldview is the belief that there is so much human value just waiting to be unlocked.

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Mini Bio / My values

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