Tuesday July 23, 2019

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AdGrok Blogger Talks Transitioning from Goldman Sachs to Startup World

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Antonio Garcia-Martinez of NY-based AdGrok recently discussed his experience leaving Goldman Sachs to found his own startup.  Garcia-Martinez didn’t speak highly of the Wall Street environment, calling it “inward-looking and all-consuming,” focused solely on money, trading and their annual White Castle burger eating contest.  He defined the company as having a “claustrophobic value system all its own,” where one defined their worth solely on their compensation.

Since leaving Goldman to found AdGrok, Garcia-Martinez said he now has many more worries, mainly money, but his biggest regret is “not having made the switch earlier” from Wall Street to the startup world.



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