The following is a guest post by Sliced Investing co-founder, Mike Furlong. Sliced Investing is backed by Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, TriplePoint Venture Growth, Data Collective, and Carnegie Mellon. I spent this past Spring consulting for them as I found their business objective of providing greater access to hedge funds and alternative investments through crowdsourcing highly intriguing.
My first job was a rather humbling one. I worked at a country club where I caddied for super rich bankers and traders. They were living the good life most people just dream about. They had tons of money to own fancy cars, top of the line clubs, luxury watches, designer clothes, and me to wait on them.
Meanwhile I was making minimum wage, lugging their 50-pound bags on my back, and trying to keep a constant smile on my face while sweating like crazy in the summer humidity and blinding sun. I tried to be as accommodating as possible and give them suggestions on which clubs to use, but most of the time they did whatever they wanted to without listening to me.