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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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Announcing Playing With Unicorns

September 16, 2020  ·  3 min read

Playing with unicorns is a new weekly live streaming show on startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. I will … Continue reading “Announcing Playing With Unicorns”

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My friends and family are the best!

September 1, 2020  ·  2 min read

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 min read

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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How to build and invest in marketplace startups with Grace Gong

July 10, 2020  ·  1 min read

Grace Gong invited me to her podcast. We discuss:   Creating a better marketplace platform  Making better investments … Continue reading “How to build and invest in marketplace startups with Grace Gong”

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FJ Labs’ Investment Strategy

June 30, 2020  ·  18 min read

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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BOLD Series: The Future of Marketplaces

June 25, 2020  ·  1 min read

I was invited to share my vision on the future of marketplaces for the BOLD Awards. I cover: … Continue reading “BOLD Series: The Future of Marketplaces”

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