“The greatest teacher, failure is.”
Austin joined Volition Capital in 2018 and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities in transactional Internet and consumer product companies. He’s primarily focused on e-commerce, travel, and shipping & logistics.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
- Prior to joining Volition, Austin interned for Citigroup, New England Pension Plan Systems, Westfield Research, Farrell Financial, and the Charlotte Hornets.
- Austin earned his MBA from the Providence College School of Business and his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Providence College.
- Austin participated as a two-time captain on the Providence College Men’s Lacrosse Team.
FUN FACTS About Austin
- Austin is from Buffalo and he’s a big fan of the Bills. This is their season, he can feel it.
- He ran an iPhone screen repair business out of his apartment at school because he saw the attractive margins and high demand. It’s really amazing what YouTube can teach you.
- In his free time, Austin loves to run, hike, play basketball and hang out with family and friends.
“What cannot be underestimated is the importance of great leadership within an organization. You can have product/market fit and a team with a lot of talent, but without a leader to prioritize resources, instill passion and create direction, it’s difficult to achieve greatness.”
Austin has investment experience with following Volition portfolio companies:
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