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Founders Backing Founders
Nov 11 • 2 min
Investing keeps founders sharp—and plugged into what the best founders are doing
Be Non-Consensus Right
Nov 4 • 1 min
You have to work from first principles and make up your own mind
Be a Shadow Co-Founder
Oct 28 • 2 min
Create your own dealflow by helping companies get started
The Best Deals Come from Your Network
Oct 19 • 1 min
Branch out from there after you’ve built your reputation
Don’t Build a Brand in a Narrow Vertical
Oct 14 • 1 min
If the market never shows up or shows up late, your brand is shot
My Original Brand Was in Growth Hacking
Oct 9 • 2 min
I pitched growth hacking to Twitter; they passed on it—but they let me invest.
There’s Very Little Innovation in Venture Capital
Oct 7 • 2 min
You have to be willing to do something that hasn’t been done before.
You Can’t Build a Brand by Aping Someone Else
Oct 4 • 2 min
The airwaves are too crowded for undifferentiated content and distribution.
You Need a Brand to Get into Hot Deals
Oct 2 • 2 min
A brand is an authentic reputation you have with founders and investors
Don’t Let Deals Pass on You
Sep 30 • 2 min
Most returns come from a few deals—don’t let them pass on you.
Investing Takes Capital, Judgment and Dealflow
Sep 26 • 3 min
You need to raise money, develop judgment over time and gain access to the right deals.
Being a Founder Your Entire Life Is a Tough Road
Sep 24 • 2 min
As the hits get bigger, it makes more sense to invest and a little less sense to start companies.
IPOs Are for the Last Investors in Line
Sep 19 • 3 min
Financiers now come to Silicon Valley to invest in companies before they get to Wall Street.
You’re Living Inside the Gold Mine
Sep 18 • 2 min
There’s no better place to invest today than technology.
Living in a Tech Hub Is Half the Battle
Sep 16 • 4 min
It’s a gold rush era in technology hubs like Silicon Valley.
Strong Opinions, Loosely Held
Sep 12 • 1 min
This is not investment advice; it’s just one unique approach to investing.
How to Angel Invest
Sep 9 • 1 min
A new podcast for angels in technology hubs.
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