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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Mahendra Ramsinghani joins Nick to cover Startup Boards, Part 2. We will address questions including: What cadence/frequency should Board meetings occur? Can you talk about the board meeting itself and how the best meetings operate? How does the startup board’s makeup and responsibilities evolve over the course of a startups...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:22am EST

Mahendra Ramsinghani joins Nick to cover Startup Boards, Part 1. We will address questions including: What are the key functions of a board and why should entrepreneurs put one together? When is the appropriate time for a startup to begin assembling a board? What is the ideal makeup of the...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:42am EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Davis

  • Carter

  • Struhl

Each investor describes their investment thesis and

how they evaluate startups for investment.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 7:12am EST

John Greathouse of Rincon Venture Partners joins Nick to cover The Hands-on Investor | High-Engagement Investing, Part 2. We will address questions including: The nature and the intensity of your interaction changes over the course of a startups development.  At what stages are you pulling back and getting more hands-off?...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:35am EST

John Greathouse of Rincon Venture Partners joins Nick to cover The Hands-on Investor | High-Engagement Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your background and how you became involved in startup investing? I came across your writing on lessons from surfing for the startup...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:12am EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Ahmad

  • Rose

  • Tunguz

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided to invest in a startup and why they said yes.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 7:20am EST

Semil Shah of Haystack joins Nick to cover The Path to Series A, Part 2. We will address questions including: We are all looking for great founders and teams at the seed stage. What additional team dynamics and construction may A round investors be looking for beyond what’s required at...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Struhl

- Huston

- Wilkins

Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it’s changed their approach.          

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Semil Shah of Haystack joins Nick to cover The Path to Series A, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your background and how you became involved in startup investing? Can you first talk about why you’ve written about the path to A in the...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:13am EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Heltzer

- Guerrieri

- Hamid

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Mark Peter Davis of Interplay Ventures joins Nick to cover The Hunt for Investors, Part 2. We will discuss the remaining questions including: When an entrepreneur gets a first meeting w/ an investor, what should they do, and conversely, what should they avoid doing in that meeting? After initial meetings, let’s...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Tom Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures joins Nick to cover The Must-Have Characteristics of Successful SaaS Startups. We will address questions including: Can you talk about your decision to blog, selling your partners at Redpoint, how it went in the early going and what results it’s created for yourself and Redpoint?...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:18am EST

Mark Peter Davis of Interplay Ventures joins Nick to cover The Hunt for Investors, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your background and how you became involved in startup investing? Can you talk a little about the startup foundry concept and how Interplay differs from...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:52am EST

David S. Rose is back on the program.  He is Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures, Founder & Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels, Associate Founder of Singularity University and, of course, Founder & CEO of Gust.  David joins us to cover recent news that the SEC has finally adopted rules on title 3...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Hamid
-O'Donnell
-Tunguz

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or
trends that may have significant impact in the
future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 4:22am EST

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures joins Nick to cover The Value of Data, Part Two. We will address questions including: Transitioning to business models and the way data can be wielded to generate value. Can you provide an example of a business that relies on data within their business model to...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:18am EST

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures joins Nick to cover The Value of Data, Part One. We will address questions including: As a startup investor, why did you decide to write your series of articles on the “Value of Data?” You released this series in three parts. At a very high-level...

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Peter Wilkins of Hyde Park Angels joins Nick to cover Entrepreneur-Investor Fit. We will address questions including: Did you consider raising a venture fund as opposed to leading an angel group? What should entrepreneurs think about when targeting investors? How do you parse which businesses need Venture Capital vs. Angel...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Huston

  • Brown

  • Heltzer

Each investor describes their investment thesis and

how they evaluate startups for investment.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Medved

  • Neumann

  • Gurrieri

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided to invest in a startup and why they said yes.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers part 5 of Best Practices for Seed & Angel Investing including: Overview of Seed Investing Developing an Angel Investor Strategy Identifying startups:  Deal-flow Evaluation & picking startups Overview The Team The Product The Market Deal-Structuring & Terms The Art of the...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Mirabile

- Polovets

- O'Donnell

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Jason Heltzer of Origin Ventures joins Nick to cover Negotiating a Term Sheet. We will address questions including: Can you first talk about why you chose to write about negotiation? One of the first things to understand is whether the negotiation is asymmetric or not. What does this mean and...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

     

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Hamid

  • Polovets

  • Medved

Each investor describes their investment thesis and

how they evaluate startups for investment.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 9:28am EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Gasser
-Struhl
-Day

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or
trends that may have significant impact in the
future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Sergio Gurrieri of Tech Coast Angels joins Nick to cover Why Angels Don’t do Drugs | Life Sciences Investing. We will address questions including: Can you first talk about the sector at large and the sub components of investment opportunities within the life sciences category? Who are the traditional players...

 

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Jonathan Struhl of Indicator Ventures joins Nick to discuss how he raised his first VC Fund. We will address questions including: What are the types of venture funds and what are their key differences? How do venture funds establish a strategy or investment focus? An LPA and PPM are necessary when...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

John Huston of Ohio TechAngels joins Nick to cover The Exit. We will address questions including: How should angel group leaders think about the exit as a part of their investment strategy? Not every geographic area has produced multiple unicorns or any unicorns for that matter. Why is this a...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • O'Donnell

  • Blank

  • Day

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided to invest in a startup and why they said yes.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Steve Blank joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss the Investment Readiness Level, IRL, including: How have incubator and accelerator investors traditionally evaluated startups & what’s changed that provides an opportunity for a much better approach? You talk about how the focus for startups should shift to evidence and trajectory across...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:39am EST

Jon Medved of OurCrowd joins Nick to cover Crowdfunding & The Socialization of Finance. We will address questions including: Goldman Sachs recently published a report on the Socialization of Finance. Can you first talk about what they mean by this term and what are the key factors are that are...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Wilson

- Carter

- Ahmad

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Rob Day of Black Coral Capital joins Nick to cover Cleantech. We will address questions including: As many in the venture space are aware the cleantech sector overall has underperformed over the last decade and many VCs and LPs have decided to no longer invest in Cleantech. Last year CBS’...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Polovets
-Goldberg
-Penchina

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or
trends that may have significant impact in the
future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 6:01am EST

Michael Goldberg of The Bridge Investment Fund joins Nick to cover Cross-Border Investing. We will address questions including: Can you first touch on the specific countries where you’ve either made investments or worked to help facilitate fundraising? What are the most significant challenges to cross-border, investing? Can you discuss the...

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures joins Nick to cover The Algorithm for Raise Amount & Valuation. We will address questions including: You’ve outlined three major steps in “The Algorithm for Seed Fundraising.” The first, is the amount of the raise and you cite revenues, expenses and timing as key variables....

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:08am EST

     

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Henikoff

  • Penchina

  • Neumann

Each investor describes their investment thesis and

how they evaluate startups for investment.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

Mamoon Hamid of The Social+Capital Partnership joins Nick to cover SaaS Startup Investing. We will address questions including: In your words, can you describe what a SaaS startup is and the key elements that define a SaaS company? Can you give an example of what is and what is not...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Carter
  • Gasser
  • Go

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided to invest in a startup and why they said yes.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Eric Gasser joins Nick to discuss startup ecosystems and how his high-tech & high-touch screening process works at the Tech Coast Angels. We will address questions including: Can you start off by talking about the startup funding environment in San Diego a decade ago and where it has evolved to...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Brown

- Blank

- Berkus

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.        

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 11:24am EST

As promised, today we are doing a comparison of the four major approaches by which earlier stage investors make venture investments. They include the lone-wolf angel investor, the angel group, the venture fund and the syndicate. We will be looking at categories such as fees, speed, dealflow access, decision autonomy,...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Wheeler
-Blank
-Wilson

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or
trends that may have significant impact in the
future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Gil Penchina joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss Syndicate Investing, including: Can you first provide an overview of your angel portfolio performance? Why is it that you decided not to raise a fund? How does the syndicate approach work on AngelList and why did you adopt this approach toward angel investing? How...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Mirabile

  • Wheeler

  • Winblad

Each investor describes their investment thesis and

how they evaluate startups for investment.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 2:54am EST

Morris Wheeler & Mike Belsito join Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss raising & investing capital outside of the Valley, including: What are the key challenges to raising outside of the valley? Does Crowdfunding for equity lower the barriers to raising for smaller market startups What advice would you have for...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:02am EST

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

David Brown joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss The Pitch Deck, including: Who is the target audience for the Pitch? Why is it preferred to a business plan? When is the right time for a startup to begin pitching for professional, seed capital? What are the basic elements of the...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

Joanne Wilson joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss predatory investor practices and the dark side of venure, including: On the founder-side…  What are some of the activities you’ve seen from early-stage investors, that are predatory toward founders? What are some of the major differences between investor practices of the mid-90’s...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers part 4b of Best Practices for Angel Investing including: Overview of Seed Investing, Developing an Angel Investor Strategy, Identifying startups:  Deal-flow Evaluation & picking startups, Overview: The Team, The Product The Market: Structuring the Deal...

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

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