40 Under 40: Sid Krommenhoek

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Company: Peak Ventures
Title: Managing Partner
Age: 39
City: Lehi

CAREER ANTHEM “Till I Get There” by Lupe Fiasco

LINER NOTES Sid Krommenhoek is forever peaking. L.A.-born, Utah-raised, Krommenhoek started his study at the U of U playing basketball. He finished at BYU where he fell into love and startups. His last startup, Zinch, took him through a windy path of raising venture capital, moving the business to San Francisco, moving his family to Beijing, and navigating acquisition and ultimately a public offering on the NYSE. He became a venture capitalist with the start of Peak Ventures and has a simple focus: “Earn the trust and right to back the best startup founders.”He’s led investments into high-growth companies including Podium, Degreed, Jolt, Andela and BallerTV.

FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE Pop + Latin + Rap + Opera

FAVORITE LYRIC “Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart’s in it, and live the phrase Sky’s The Limit.” — “Sky’s the Limit” by Notorious B.I.G.

CAREER HIGH NOTE “Taking my daughter to NYC to celebrate our company going public.

CAREER LOW NOTE “One year into my startup, my brother passed away. Everything for me just came to a screeching halt. Thankfully, I was surrounded by great team members who carried the weight.”

BEATING TO MY OWN DRUM “My Crocs. All my cool friends and family completely disapprove.”

MY FORTE “I feel what I feel, and for who I feel it, deeply. For the founders I get to back and friends I’ve made in this community, I think they’d tell you my heart beats with them — in good times and especially in the bad times.”

DREAM RECORD “To look back 20 years from now and see that all the things I hold dear are still intact — family, friends, business.”

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