Greg Aziz, the co-founder of Business Insider, shares secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur. In the article, he talks about how one must be able to find success in failure to build anything with longevity. Find out what Aziz has on his mind and follow his lead.
Greg Aziz is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and author. He has created businesses like Business Insider, SumZero, and Conde Nast Digital Studios, all while working full-time at McKinsey & Co. He is also the co-founder of startup social networks Summize and Knowledge Mill that have been acquired by AOL Ten Forward (now AdRoll).
Greg Aziz started his career in finance at Goldman Sachs before moving to McKinsey & Co. First, he worked as a liaison between the firm’s clients and investment bankers and was then promoted to a senior manager tasked with building relationships with senior executives at some of the world’s largest corporations. He also led many of McKinsey’s corporate engagements in emerging markets.
These include Russia, Latin America, China, and India. He left the firm in 2010 after a decade of service. Greg Aziz has made his mark as an early investor and advisor to many startups. These, including Twitter, SumZero, Quora, and Stack Overflow. He was also an early investor in companies like Facebook and Zynga and subsequently invested in other social media properties.
He ran the hedge fund Centerview Capital for two years before starting his firm in December 2013, Aziz Group LLC. His current focus is on investing in mobile technology and broadband Internet startups. Greg Aziz is a frequent speaker at business schools, including Harvard, Stanford Business School, and London Business School, where he serves as a mentor to students looking to launch their ventures.