Angel guide to startup investing

Angel investing guide to startup investing

Tl;dr: A guide to the fundamentals of how to think about investing in startups at angel stage. This is useful both to early stage investors for how to critically evaluate startups, and for startup founders to understand what is (or should be!) important to investors when thinking about pitching them for funding and evaluating their own business model. I teach …

OpenOcean venture capital investment thesis example

VC investment thesis: OpenOcean venture capital investment thesis example

TL;DR: The venture capital investment thesis example from OpenOcean They start off their thesis with the basics, business model and metrics. Some of my favorite quotes include: We always prefer painkillers and addictive painkillers in particular Ease of adoption and burning need boil down to something we call “time to love” For software to reach adoption it has to smoothly fit in, meaning …

Angel investor learnings

11 Angel investor learnings

Learning from your own mistakes is very overrated! AngelList wrote a blog with 11 angel investors learnings and it’s worth sharing. This is the summary. Head over here for the full blog. No need for me to add anything else! 1. If you can’t decide, the answer is no. There are an infinite number of promising investments out there. If it …

nextview Investment thesis

VC investment thesis: NextView Fund III

I’ve been a fan of NextView for a while as they do a good job in their content marketing, putting in an effort to make great founder resources which I appreciate. Yes, it’s a lot of work to make resources (FML, don’t I know!), but hopefully, they garner benefit from the increased inbound deal flow and brand recognition. In typical …