In the past 12 months, the public markets are a sea of red. While the S&P500 is “only” down 17% this year, the Nasdaq is down 30%. Tech stocks have been the hardest hit. Even the esteemed FAANGs have not been spared. Apple, the darling of the public markets
Startups exist to build products to solve problems. While revenue is an oft-used yardstick to measure the effectiveness of a solution, analyzing product usage behaviors is the most important direct indicator of how much customers love your product. When I am digging into a company, I usually like to deep
Fundraising is hard. The monotony of cold outreach, the sudden rush when an investor responds, and the adrenaline of pitching your life’s passion on a 13 inch monitor, or if you are lucky, a coffee shop. Constantly pitching your idea, your baby, that you are spending every waking moment
The most common question I get from aspiring VCs — how do you spend your time on an average day? While days can vary wildly depending on deals in motion, I wanted to share what a typical day might look like. Venture is one of those industries that is “always on”
I meet 20+ seed and pre-seed founders every week. Every founder has a unique presentation style. Some like to go through the deck slide by slide. Others prefer a more dynamic conversation without a deck. After studying hundreds of pitches, the most effective and efficient pitches follow this framework — Founder-Product-Market-Fit.