On Tuesday, September 12th our friend and operating partner at SpringTime, Jessie Dixon, passed away after a battle with cancer.
Her obituary and details about the celebration of life is here: https://www.horancares.com/obituaries/jessie-dixon
She was previously a co-founder at Havenly, and in the e-commerce industry before getting into the startup world. More importantly, she was a wife and a mother of two.
Our loved ones live on through the stories we tell about them. And in the spirit of our podcast, VC Minute, we invited some friends to share their memories of Jessie and the lasting advice they will take forward.
Matthew Erley, who worked with Jessie at Havenly will always remember how she challenged her team to think through their plans and projects. He also recalls that her door was literally always open and there was always a comfy chair for someone to come and sit in.
Shannon Erley met Jessie through her husband, Matt, and she wanted Jessie as an advisor and on her board at Pomp. Shannon was grateful for Jessie’s friendship, strong presence and her support. Jessie stepped in to help Pomp while Shannon was out on maternity leave early on in the company.
We met Jessie through our investment in Pomp. Matt Blomstedt worked with Jessie on the board and then invited her to join the SpringTime team. Matt will always remember that she was an excellent communicator, incredibly smart, and most importantly, her big heart.
For my part, I’ve adopted one of her sayings as part of my advice to founders, “Drink when served.”
Her spirit, wisdom and generosity was a perfect match for the SpringTime culture. We will miss her and her memories will be carried on. On behalf of our team, Matt, Rick Patch, John, Jeff, Allyson and Rick Jones, and all of our investors and portfolio companies. We thank you, Jessie, for everything.
Whether or not you knew Jessie, you can always have an open door and a comfy chair.