Paul Arnold is a venture investor, former startup executive and founder of Switch Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm, where he has built a high-performing portfolio by identifying the most talented startup entrepreneurs. Paul applies a proprietary, data-driven approach to identifying founders, using a unique dataset to identify those who will outperform the venture industry—proving that investors can make smarter, better investments by taking predictive data seriously. Before becoming a venture investor, Paul was the first senior executive at AppDirect, a leading cloud service platform making software and products accessible globally, helping build it from a small startup into the unicorn ($1B+ valuation) it is today. He also spent four years at McKinsey & Company in its Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices. Paul is an alumnus of the University of Utah, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Michigan Law School and is actively involved in the nonprofit Defy Ventures.