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Today we cover Part 2 of SpaceX & Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars with Tim Urban of Wait but Why. In this segment we address: When does Elon project that the first crew of people will land on Mars? The surface of Mars is not livable. How does Elon plan...

 

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

Tim Urban of Wait but Why joins Nick to cover SpaceX & Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars, Part 1. We will address questions including: Tim, can you start us off by telling us your story and how that led to the launch of Wait but Why? You’ve written about Space...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

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

- Triest and DeMarrais

- Polovets

- Roes

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: 12:36pm EST

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

-Benaich
-Tsai
-Carter

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: 12:36pm EST

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

  • Shah

  • Huston

  • Draper

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: 12:36pm EST

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Heymann

  • Wilkins

  • Day

Each investor describes their investment thesis and

how they evaluate startups for investment.

 

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Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

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

- Acunzo

- Greathouse

- Ramsinghani

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: 12:36pm EST

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

  • Moran

  • Rabie

  • Heltzer

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: 12:36pm EST

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

-Davis
-Sanwal
-Collett

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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Direct download: IS34_Whats_Next_Davis_Sanwal_Collett.mp3
Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

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

  • Heltzer

  • Goldberg

  • Parker

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: 12:26pm EST

Today we cover Part 2 of Hardware Investing with Avidan Ross of Root Ventures. In this segment we address: Examples of Trojan Horse hardware businesses that Avidan has invested in Many view hardware as very capital intensive, more difficult to commercialize and thus, too risky in an already very risky...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Avidan Ross of Root Ventures joins Nick to cover Hardware Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: His thoughts on why hardware and physical good brands dominate the rankings of people’s favorite brands Why extremes and fat tails are developing today between increasingly digital, connected experiences vs. highly analog, custom,...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Today we cover Part 2 of Artificial Intelligence Investing with Nathan Benaich of Playfair Capital. In this segment we address: Can you provide an overview of the funding landscape for AI in recent years and the major things that have changed? What are the primary sectors wherein AI-based startups are...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Today we cover Part 2 of No Fun Allowed with Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais of Ludlow Ventures. In this segment we address: Peter thiel has famously asked the question: “What’ something you believe to be true, that no one else does?” I’m going to flip it around here an...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:56am EST

Today we cover Part 2 of Virtual Reality Investing with Adam Draper of Boost VC. In this segment we address: VR, in various phases of maturity, has been around for a long time. Why do you think the next few years is the right time for VR to take off...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:55am EST

Today we cover Part 2 of Blockchain Investing with William Mougayar of Virtual Capital Ventures . In this segment we address: What are your thoughts on what the future looks like in a much more decentralized environment? What industries in particular are most at risk of being disrupted b/c of...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:55am EST

William Mougayar of Virtual Capital Ventures joins Nick to cover Blockchain Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you start off by telling us about your background and how you became involved in both startup investing and studying the blockchain? We hear investors talk about Bitcoin, crypotcurrencies and,...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Today we cover Part 2 of Building an Investor Brand with Jay Acunzo & John Gannon of NextView Ventures. In this segment we address: Jay, how do you approach outsourcing for the Traction Podcast? John, what other elements are important and what other suggestions do you have for newer investors...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures & John Gannon of BEMAVEN join Nick to cover Building an Investor Brand, Part 1. We will address questions including: Jay, can you start us off by talking about why VCs and in some cases angels are attempting to build an investor brand? John, what...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Today we cover Part 2 of Getting Smart on a New Market with Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures. In this segment we address: How do you look at companies addressing industries where the incumbent product offerings are free.  Businesses like Slack that were replacing free options Fresh Eyes… You’ve written...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures joins Nick to cover Getting Smart on a New Market, Part 1. We will address questions including: What Charles’ experience at SoftTech was like and how he made the transition to founding Precursor. What his continuing role as a Venture Partner at SoftTech entails. How...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

John Buttrick of Union Square Ventures & Sean Moran of eshares joins Nick to cover The Cap Table, Part 1. We will address questions including: John, can you walk us through your background and how you became involved in venture capital Can you talk about your experience at USV and...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:02am EST

Today we cover Part 2 of The Cap Table with John Buttrick of Union Square Ventures & Sean Moran of eshares. In this segment we address: John, I’ve heard from many founders that get caught up in the Option Pool Shuffle. Can you describe what that is and if the eshares...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this installment, we will be recapping the following episodes:

Ep18: Fundraise Types, Sources & Structures (Dave Berkus)

Ep19: Due Diligence (Imran Ahmad)

Ep20: Non-Unicorn Investing (Jerry Neumann)...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:27am EST

Today we cover Part 2 of Fintech Investing with Sheel Mohnot of 500 Startups. In this segment we address: What was your business, Fee Fighters, doing in the payment category of fintech and how did that lead to an exit? What are the major customer segments most often served by...

 

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

Sheel Mohnot of 500 Startups joins Nick to cover Fintech Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you talk about your experience at 500 and how the fintech fund and accelerator are related? How do you define fintech?From your standpoint, what are the major categories within fintech? From your...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this installment, we will be recapping the following episodes:

Ep26: A New Era of Startup Investing | Angel Evolution (Christopher Mirabile)

Ep28: The Investment Readiness Level (Steve...

 

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Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:47am EST

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

- Struhl

- Collett

- Hudson

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

 

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Direct download: IS42_Passed_Struhl_Collett_Hudson.mp3
Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 8:18am EST

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