What Do You Look For in a Company?

Fern Mandelbaum, Monitor Venture Partners

When deciding what companies to invest in, Mandelbaum spends a lot of time with the prospective company. She considers what skills the founders have and what positions they could fill in the company through time. She wants only the companies that have great aspirations, not just the ones that want to be good. Finally, she considers the IPO scenarios available to the company.