On Friday, May 31st, GT Entrepreneurs warmly welcomed Drew Morris. Drew is a classmate and friend of Brenden Van Buren, who came to speak to interns and provide insight on the venture capital industry, startups, and the VC company he currently works for, LifeX.
Before working at LifeX, Drew worked at General Electric in the transportation department where he explored aspects of sensors and controls with locomotives. He was at the company while the Nox scandal occurred at Volkswagen and was tasked with ensuring that GE did not produce the same mistakes in recording emissions. After his success on the project, Drew went on to pursue his Master of Business Administration at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in order to educate himself on both the technical and operational sides of a company. While at Tepper, he took an internship at Bluetree Allied Angels where he started performing due-diligence, and then eventually became an executive director. Later, he was approached by friends and was brought on as a partner at LifeX Capital.
Interns at GTE had the opportunity to ask Drew about all aspects of his job. The questions ranged from topics regarding the Nox scandal to how one would valuate companies that currently have no sales. All questions answered were accompanied with stories or experiences that Drew had faced while in the industry. For those interns who are looking to enter venture capital, Drew shed light on a wide range of challenges and rewards about the industry. Thanks, Drew!