Paul Arnold is the founder of Switch Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm. He has built a high-performing portfolio by identifying the most talented startup entrepreneurs. He takes a data-driven approach to founders. Paul was a senior executive at AppDirect, helping build it from a small startup into the unicorn ($1bn+ valuation) it is today. He oversaw company-wide operations, built and led multiple teams, and learned what it takes for a startup to scale rapidly. Paul also spent four years at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, in its Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices. He worked with C-suite, Board, and frontline employees to drive changes. He worked across technology, finance, and consumer companies. He is based in San Francisco.