Phin here 👋 

I'm a sneakerhead and VC focused on redefining partnership in the world of venture capital as a co-founder at The General Partnership. Before that, I went from unpaid intern to managing partner at First Round Capital, worked at AND 1 Basketball from “day 2,” and founded a fitness video game company. I played hoops in college and have maintained my addiction to sneakers, love of hip-hop, and a decent trash-talk vocabulary.

Every week, I’ll share my thoughts about building products, the craft of investing, and how to help founders find their best answers to company-building challenges by amplifying their strengths. All posts are free.

A sampling of my writing:

  1. A small sign of big growth for a CEO

  2. Self-confidence is the foundation of focus

  3. Zero zeros

  4. Just listen

  5. My choice to do the work

You can read the full archive here.


Phin Barnes
Sneakerhead. VC. Co-founder at The General Partnership.