A generalist with a passion for telling stories and building ecosystems, we're excited to introduce Harry Steer as our new Content and Community Associate.
We’re excited to introduce the third friendly face joining the Investible team this month, Harry Steer - our new Content and Community Associate. (And ICYMI: Meet Marie and Amy)
Blending content creation and community management with an entrepreneurial streak, he’ll be diving in the deep end with our marketing team to keep our community of founders and investors at the forefront of everything we do.
Get to know Harry, and some of his experiences to date, below!
Firstly, tell us about your journey so far
I’ve had an unorthodox road to Investible and it starts with my work in the non-profit sector. Working for a leadership and wellbeing not-for-profit for young people, I was able to experience the agile and nimble world of being inside a lean startup and wearing multiple hats. After moving around in different roles and working on several projects including building a digital program platform, I found myself managing the organisation’s marketing and brand voice.
Alongside working at the not-for-profit, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial streak. I’ve run a web design, photography, and videography studio, and have always wanted to be a part of the startup world.
What made you want to join the Investible team?
Investible is a unique opportunity for me that has two elements. On the one hand, I’m really excited about contributing to a company that is growing rapidly and has ambitious plans for the future of its industry. On the other, Investible represents an opportunity to learn from and connect with a team who have diverse experiences and captivating skillsets.
What do you love most about the startup ecosystem?
I love the ambition and the collaboration. As someone who always has an idea on the back of my mind and can’t sit still, I really value an ecosystem that is designed to move fast and make ideas come to life.
What's your personal philosophy?
I love learning and I only learn by doing. Whenever I start something new, I know that I won't always get it right straight away. As much as it is tempting to only do something when I know I can do it well, I need to remind myself to try something, fail fast, and learn how to get it right next time.
What's something new you've learned recently?
I’ve recently been diving pretty heavily into human-centred design. I just finished reading I’m afraid Debbie from marketing has left for the day, which talks about the ideas of System 1 (automatic actions like breathing or walking) and System 2 (conscious acts like creating strategies or calculating things).
The central thesis of the book is that behavioural change can only occur in an environment that encourages the change to happen as a reflexive System 1 action, instead of relying on someone to make a conscious decision to change.
Something about you that might surprise people?
I used to run a skateboard company with one of my best mates. We got tired of breaking boards that we had to pay to replace so we partnered with manufacturers and local artists to create and sell skateboards in our area.
You can get in touch with Harry on LinkedIn and Twitter.