Erik Serrano Berntsen is the Founder and CEO of Stable Asset Management, whose mission is to back the Founders of tomorrow’s leading investment firms. Our conversation starts with Erik’s own experience from launch to around $3 billion in assets under management today. We turn to the lessons he’s learned providing strategic capital, advice, and support to investment Founders early in their lifecycle. We discuss the qualities that make for successful Founders and the factors to maximize the probability of success across building teams, attracting capital, and staying resilient. We close with Erik’s perspective on the seeding business.