AgentSync’s Jenn Knight On Diversity, Community And Finding Investors Who Share Your Values
Knight has spent much of her technical career as one of the few women in the room, which makes her even more focused on hiring a diverse team at AgentSync and finding investors who share her dedication to diversity.
Throughout her career – from LinkedIn to Dropbox to Stripe – she has benefitted from a supportive community and incredible mentors, and she’s passionate about paying it forward and doing what she can to help others navigate their careers.
Q: Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
I love solving problems. It’s at the center of what I do and has guided each role I’ve held along my career journey – from LinkedIn to Dropbox to Stripe, and now at AgentSync, the company I co-founded. I’ve been lucky enough to work at awesome companies with incredible teams, tackling complex problems, and at the end of the day problem-solving is what entrepreneurs do. It was not necessarily a lifelong goal to “be an entrepreneur,” but I finally landed on a new problem that needed to be solved, and I’m setting out to do that with an amazing co-founder and team.
Q: Why did you choose to enter engineering?
I have a non-technical undergrad degree and fell into engineering when the head of IT at a company I was working at out of college asked me if I wanted to (Read more...)