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”


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”


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!”


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”


FJ Labs 2020 Year in Review

February 3, 2021  ·  1 min read


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”


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”


VC Opportunity Fund Best Practices

January 14, 2021  ·  8 min read

By Jeff Weinstein and Luke Skertich Background Early-stage venture capital has undergone a seismic transformation over the past decade as companies … Continue reading “VC Opportunity Fund Best Practices”


Episode 14: A Conversation with Christian Angermayer

January 11, 2021  ·  1 min read

Christian is the rare breed of polymath Renaissance Man operating in a world that rewards specialization. We had … Continue reading “Episode 14: A Conversation with Christian Angermayer”


2020: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

January 6, 2021  ·  8 min read

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!”


Episode 13: What’s the deal with SPACs?

December 18, 2020  ·  1 min read

SPACs have been one of the hot topics of 2020. Jeff Weinstein, who co-heads investing at FJ Labs, … Continue reading “Episode 13: What’s the deal with SPACs?”


Episode 11: Loonshots with Safi Bahcall

December 8, 2020  ·  1 min read

I had the privilege of running into the same social and intellectual circles as Safi Bahcall for the … Continue reading “Episode 11: Loonshots with Safi Bahcall”


Episode 10: Validating Your Startup Idea

November 20, 2020  ·  1 min read

Last week we covered how to come up with great startup ideas. This week I present how to … Continue reading “Episode 10: Validating Your Startup Idea”


2020 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

November 17, 2020  ·  9 min read

It is that time of the year again, so I am sharing my recommendations for all gadget lovers … Continue reading “2020 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide”


Episode 9: Coming Up with a Startup Idea

November 12, 2020  ·  1 min read

Many aspiring entrepreneurs struggle to come with compelling startup ideas. I detail the four sources of startup ideas: … Continue reading “Episode 9: Coming Up with a Startup Idea”

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