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How FJ Labs Evaluates Startups

March 16, 2021   ·  13 minutes

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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FJ Labs Valuation Matrix

February 19, 2021   ·  2 minutes

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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Welcome to the Everything Bubble!

February 9, 2021   ·  8 minutes

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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2020: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

January 6, 2021   ·  8 minutes

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. As you may recall, I ended 2019 intent … Continue reading “2020: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!”

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My friends and family are the best!

September 1, 2020   ·  2 minutes

A few years ago, for my 40th birthday, they put this fantastic video together to celebrate our love … Continue reading “My friends and family are the best!”

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How FJ Labs gets its deal flow

August 24, 2020   ·  5 minutes

FJ Labs gets deal flow from 4 sources: 1. Other VCs2. Entrepreneurs in our network3. Cold inbound messages4. … Continue reading “How FJ Labs gets its deal flow”

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FJ Labs’ Investment Strategy

June 30, 2020   ·  18 minutes

FJ Labs’ investment approach stems from its roots (read The Genesis of FJ Labs). FJ Labs is the … Continue reading “FJ Labs’ Investment Strategy”

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The Genesis of FJ Labs

June 3, 2020   ·  8 minutes

I was about to start a series of posts on marketplaces covering how FJ Labs gets its deal … Continue reading “The Genesis of FJ Labs”

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The global economy and its impact on startups in the time of COVID-19

March 20, 2020   ·  14 minutes

In February I suggested that the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease it causes may be the black … Continue reading “The global economy and its impact on startups in the time of COVID-19”

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COVID-19 may be the black swan that pushes the global economy into recession

February 24, 2020   ·  4 minutes

If there is one thing that businesses and individuals hate even more than bad news, it’s uncertainty. Even … Continue reading “COVID-19 may be the black swan that pushes the global economy into recession”

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2019: Getting my Move On

January 9, 2020   ·  8 minutes

In 2019 I moved to Turks & Caicos and decided to sell my apartment in New York. I … Continue reading “2019: Getting my Move On”

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New York Entertainment Recommendations

January 6, 2020   ·  5 minutes

My friends all seemingly decided to descend upon New York for the holidays. As they already saw the … Continue reading “New York Entertainment Recommendations”

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A framework for making important decisions: Step 4/4

June 19, 2019   ·  6 minutes

I was originally going to only have three steps in my decision-making framework. The idea was that at … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 4/4”

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A framework for making important decisions: Step 3/4

March 19, 2019   ·  18 minutes

Usually through the process of writing down thoughts and discussing them with friends and advisors, the correct answer … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 3/4”

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2018: Giving Up and Moving On

January 15, 2019   ·  8 minutes

The title reflects my most important life lesson of 2018: I gave up and moved from two personally … Continue reading “2018: Giving Up and Moving On”

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A framework for making important decisions: Step 2/4

December 10, 2018   ·  8 minutes

The process of putting your thoughts on paper is useful as it crystalizes your thinking and may allow … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 2/4”

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