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- 🕴️The G of the Week: Mitch Lasky
🕴️The G of the Week: Mitch Lasky
What can we learn from the lead investor in Discord and Riot Games
Who's the G of the Week?
Mitch Lasky - heard him on the Invest like the Best pod.
Why is He Impressive?
Mitch is a general partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm. They have invested in companies like Instagram, Dropbox, and Twitter.
He helped launch Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Spider-man PS4.
Mitch is the lead investor in Riot Games, Discord, and Snapchat.
What Can You Learn From Him?
1/ How to accept, learn from and deal with constant failure.
Mitch has helped develop and publish hundreds of games, some of which are smash hits, others turned out to be zeros.
He could have become pessimistic about the industry and investing.
Instead, Mitch accepted that constant failure is part of the job of a game developer and investor.
2/ Trust your instincts.
When Mitch was 24, all he did was talk about and play video games.
He loved everything about them.
But he chose the safe path, finishing law school and working at a law firm for a few years.
During that time, the gaming business in the US took off.
3/ Learn everything you can about your craft and go deep on the things you're interested in.
Mitch became a part owner of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) because he's spent ten years learning about football analytics.
In 2016, a friend reached out, asking him to help the new GM of LAFC with football analytics.
That led him to become part of the ownership team of the club a few months later.
This opportunity came because he went deep into learning about things that interest him.
Feel free to forward this along to friends who want to be successful G's.
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