Alexandra and I met 10 years ago, during our time at Harvard University and soon became fast friends. From the start we knew that one day we would like to create a business together, we were just unsure what it would be at that time.
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He was between jobs, interviewing with a bunch of internet start-ups, and I broached the idea that he come work with me. He is very risk averse, so it took a leap of faith. It is especially helpful because he is a much stronger negotiator than I am and much more detail oriented. He worked with the lawyers, hashed out our investment deal, and often plays the bad cop. It is now both of our full-time positions, and we have our meetings planning and hashing out the day on morning walks on Riverside Park. It can be challenging and requires a lot of communication and even a monthly visit to a therapist to hash out any communication issues, but it is wonderful to work with someone who cares about the business as much as I do.