union square ventures Investment thesis

VC investment Thesis: Union Square Ventures

Investment thesis’ are a great way to learn about a VC firm, but more so it is a super way to impact on your thinking about the world and the lens though which others view it. This investment thesis deals with networks/network effects so there are some generally good thoughts about the key drivers of them. Union Square Ventures Investment Thesis …

Venture capital learnings 23 Things I've Learned as a VC

Venture capital learnings: 23 Things I’ve Learned as a VC

Taylor Davidson, a former VC wrote an epic blog on his venture capital learnings from his years grinding. It is a pretty epic post. Whilst dense, there really are super learnings in almost every line. I took some time so condense and highlight the points which resonated with me. Highly recommended reading. The 23 VC learnings 1) Back theses, not product visions. …

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ANGEL ADVICE: Suggestions for Angel Investors – by Brad Feld

Need some angel advice? Angel investing is a pretty admirable business, IMHO.  There are so many companies that wouldn’t have been without them. Here are 7 pieces of advice for Angels looking to have more success from one of the top VC bloggers, Brad Feld from Foundry Group. Read the full blog here. 1. Be promiscuous: To be a successful angel …

Reputation cost investor venture capital

A reputation comes at a cost, and should

Dictum meum pactum is a phrase I learned in high school whilst writing essays for my application to Oxford University and it is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of reputation. It is something that I have oft found not possessed by people, and nor understood, both figuratively and literally. It means ‘my word is my …