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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!”

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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?”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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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Episode 8: The Business of Venture Capital

November 6, 2020  ·  1 min read

Most entrepreneurs merely see venture capitalists as a source of capital without understanding how venture capitalists operate. Jeff … Continue reading “Episode 8: The Business of Venture Capital”

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Episode 7: FJ Labs’ Startup Studio Model

October 29, 2020  ·  2 min read

Last week we covered whether first time founders should build a company on their own or join an … Continue reading “Episode 7: FJ Labs’ Startup Studio Model”

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Episode 6: DIY vs Accelerator vs Studio

October 23, 2020  ·  2 min read

This week we cover whether first time founders should build a company on their own or join an … Continue reading “Episode 6: DIY vs Accelerator vs Studio”

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Episode 5: Ask Me Anything

October 17, 2020  ·  2 min read

Given that I was in Lake Placid looking at the foliage change without my multi-screen setup, I tried … Continue reading “Episode 5: Ask Me Anything”

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Angel investing at scale

October 13, 2020  ·  1 min read

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Pankaj Jain, the host of Invest Stream. We discussed how … Continue reading “Angel investing at scale”

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Episode 4: FJ Labs’ Investment Thesis

October 9, 2020  ·  3 min read

In the third episode, I described how VCs evaluate startups by using a combination of the team, business, … Continue reading “Episode 4: FJ Labs’ Investment Thesis”

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Episode 3: How VCs evaluate startups

October 2, 2020  ·  2 min read

In the first episode I covered how and when to fundraise. In this episode, I describe how venture … Continue reading “Episode 3: How VCs evaluate startups”

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Episode 2: Build a MVP for less than $20k

September 27, 2020  ·  1 min read

I start by covering the theoretical do’s and don’ts of building a minimum viable product (MVP) before giving … Continue reading “Episode 2: Build a MVP for less than $20k”

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Episode 1: Fundraising

September 19, 2020  ·  1 min read

Given that it’s episode 1, I start by explaining why I am creating this show before covering everything … Continue reading “Episode 1: Fundraising”

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