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Ep 22: Why Startups Fail with Tom Eisenmann

April 27, 2021   ·   3 min read

9 out of 10 startups fail. This is a gloomy number. However, it has never stopped entrepreneurs from … Continue reading “Ep 22: Why Startups Fail with Tom Eisenmann”

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The Moaning 20s

April 20, 2021  ·  9 min read

By Matias Barbero “No more …. masks. Everything open too. School opens this week — Thursday! Did you … Continue reading “The Moaning 20s”

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Episode 21: How to Build the Perfect Pitch Deck?

March 31, 2021  ·  2 min read

This is one of the most requested questions I’ve received since starting Playing With Unicorns. People want to … Continue reading “Episode 21: How to Build the Perfect Pitch Deck?”

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How FJ Labs Evaluates Startups

March 16, 2021  ·  13 min read

I covered FJ Labs’ investment strategy in the past which covers the type of companies we want to … Continue reading “How FJ Labs Evaluates Startups”

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The LG Gram 17 is the perfect laptop!

March 13, 2021  ·  2 min read

I love to travel light and love big screens and long battery life. Those things were largely incompatible … Continue reading “The LG Gram 17 is the perfect laptop!”

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Meet FJ Labs’ New Partner: Arne Halleraker

March 11, 2021  ·  3 min read

I am excited to announce that we are promoting Arne Halleraker to partner on our team at FJ … Continue reading “Meet FJ Labs’ New Partner: Arne Halleraker”

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Episode 20: So you want to launch a SPAC ?

March 4, 2021  ·  2 min read

Last week Alpha Capital, a SPAC company that FJ Labs co-sponsored, went public. We rang the bell and … Continue reading “Episode 20: So you want to launch a SPAC ?”

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Kiting in Half Moon Bay is spectacular!

March 2, 2021  ·  1 min read

I have been in awe of the color of the water in Turks ever since I set eyes … Continue reading “Kiting in Half Moon Bay is spectacular!”

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Episode 19: Reinvesting in the Latam Tech Ecosystem with Brian Requarth

February 23, 2021  ·  3 min read

Brian Requarth is the Co-Founder of Latitud and former CEO of Viva Real. Through Latitud, he now dedicates … Continue reading “Episode 19: Reinvesting in the Latam Tech Ecosystem with Brian Requarth”

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FJ Labs Valuation Matrix

February 19, 2021  ·  2 min read

A while back I posted the matrix FJ Labs uses to evaluate marketplace startups. It has been our … Continue reading “FJ Labs Valuation Matrix”

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Episode 18: Thirty-Six Lessons from Company Founders & CEOs with Tim Jackson

February 16, 2021  ·  5 min read

Tim Jackson is a fellow entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. He has lived an interesting life from a … Continue reading “Episode 18: Thirty-Six Lessons from Company Founders & CEOs with Tim Jackson”

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Welcome to the Everything Bubble!

February 9, 2021  ·  8 min read

The warning signs of market mania are everywhere. P/E ratios are high and climbing. Bitcoin rose 300% in … Continue reading “Welcome to the Everything Bubble!”

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Episode 17: The State of Solar

February 8, 2021  ·  1 min read

This week Kerim Baran shares where we stand in the world of solar. He covers: The history of … Continue reading “Episode 17: The State of Solar”

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FJ Labs 2020 Year in Review

February 3, 2021  ·  1 min read

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Episode 16: Startup Talent & Trends

January 26, 2021  ·  2 min read

I often pondered the makeup of successful founders and founding teams. At FJ Labs we spend a disproportionate … Continue reading “Episode 16: Startup Talent & Trends”

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Episode 15: Mistakes to Avoid as an Entrepreneur

January 19, 2021  ·  1 min read

It is extremely hard to succeed as an entrepreneur. Even the most successful entrepreneurs have countless ups and … Continue reading “Episode 15: Mistakes to Avoid as an Entrepreneur”

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