The VentureFizz Podcast: TJ Mahony - Partner at Accomplice
Before joining Accomplice as an investor, TJ was CEO & Co-Founder of FlipKey, which was acquired by TripAdvisor. Prior to FlipKey, he was part of the core team of amazing people that helped build Compete to become a successful business that was ultimately acquired.
TJ is what I consider a product-minded investor, as he is able to add value to entrepreneurs in so many ways. TJ is also the type of guy who is always willing to help people out by giving advice or making connections & intros.
Each time I’ve met with him, you leave the meeting full of energy and lots of new ideas swirling in your head, which is why I was really excited to interview him.
In this episode, we cover:
- The story of his basketball career at Macalester College, and how he was just 2 points away from a major milestone
- The story of FlipKey, where he shares an embarrassing story about a meeting at Stephen Kaufer’s house, who is the CEO & Co-Founder of TripAdvisor… it’s a classic
- How he got into angel investing and venture capital
- Advice for founders on building teams
- And a whole lot more!