Today we are excited to announce that Pete Flint will be joining us as our fourth Partner at NFX Guild.
Pete is the Founder and former CEO of US real estate marketplace Trulia, which he ran since its beginning in 2004, to its IPO in 2012, and through its $3.5BN merger with Zillow Group in 2015. Previously, he was part of the founding team of lastminute.com in Europe, an online travel marketplace that was acquired in 2005 for $1.1BN. Two companies, two billion-plus dollar creations.
All of these attributes mean Pete will be a huge asset to the current and future NFX Guild portfolio companies.
But picking a new Partner is more difficult than that for us.
Yes, we absolutely needed to get that talent-level fit. And a background fit. A geography fit. A role fit. A timing fit. A compensation fit. A stage-of-life fit. An effort-level fit. A vision fit.
But perhaps more difficult to find, we wanted personality, motivation, and character fit.
*Who* our next partner was as a person was just as important to us as to what they could achieve.
For us, Pete is that rare combination. A killer but also a teacher. Decades of experience, but still learning every day. Determined yet empathetic. Confident yet humble. Hyper-successful but still wanting to work hard to build something lasting and extraordinary.
The mission of NFX Guild is to bring together the world’s leading early-stage entrepreneurs and give them an unfair competitive advantage. The way we give them that advantage is with superior training and by forging them into a committed and powerful Guild.
In other words, we apply our own teachings to running our own startup, NFX Guild. We iterate and test the product we provide to be repeatable and have network effects … whereby every new member brings exponential value to the other members.
In this way, we aim to build a lasting institution, benefitting thousands of top founders and impacting generations of entrepreneurs.
With Pete, we are better set than ever to realize this vision. We feel very lucky to have found him and lucky that he chose us.
— James, Gigi, Stan
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