The Full Ratchet (TFR): Venture Capital and Startup Investing Demystified

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

  • David Tisch
  • Tony Conrad
  • Samir Kaul

Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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Ajay Agarwal of Bain Capital Ventures joins Nick to discuss The $1T+ Opportunity Investing in the Physical World, Why Automation is Just Getting Started, and Raising a $1.9B Despite Macroeconomic Headwinds. In this episode we cover:

  • Boston, Palo Alto, Austin, Pittsburgh, What Makes Certain Cities Great Startup Ecosystems
  • Deploying $1.9B of New Funds
  • Robotics, AI & Automation, How Technology Impacts The Physical World
  • Why has the US Fallen Further Behind in Regards to Automation
  • The Impact of the Lack of Capital Flowing into Robotics & Automation

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The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

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

  • Eric Tarczynski
  • Ajay Agarwal
  • Brian Barnes

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

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


Rob Biederman of Asymmetric joins Nate to discuss The Surprising Challenge of Launching a Venture Fund, Analyzing AI Horizontally Versus Vertically, and Why Most Companies Are Overstaffed. In this episode, we cover:

  • The difference between a Founder VC and a Non-Founder VC
  • What are the areas that are getting the team excited
  • Vertical vs Horizontal Solutions
  • Building in Use Cases that expand Customer Value with Minimal Cost
  • How to Evaluate Horizontal Business Software Companies
  • Overstaffing and Underinvestment

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The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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

  • Rick Zullo
  • Catharine Dockery
  • Rob Biederman

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

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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Tony Conrad of True Ventures joins Nick to discuss Avoiding Attribution, The 50.1% Rule of Life, How to Invest in Red Oceans, and Why Investor Inaction is Often Best. In this episode, we cover:

  • The importance of building camaraderie
  • What does it take to get 20% Ownership in a Company
  • How to Invest in Red Oceans
  • Investing in Hardware
  • Selling Hardware vs. Software
  • Impact of Consumer Trends on Tech Startups
  • Is AI a threat to humans and what is the role of AI in the market

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The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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

  • Nadav Eylath
  • Kyle Harrison
  • Alex Pruden

Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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David Pakman of Coinfund joins Nate to discuss Why Now is the Best Time to be Investing in Crypto and Web3, What's Next in NFTs, and The Future of Crypto Regulation. In this episode, we cover:

  • The difference between Crypto-native and Crypto-dabble firms.
  • Catalysts driving adoption of Bitcoin & Crypto Currency.
  • Consumer use case for Crypto Currencies?
  • What's Next in NFTs
  • Advice for web3 founders.
  • Why we don’t want five companies to control the future.

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Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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

  • David Tisch
  • Wesley Chan & Pegah Ebrahimi
  • Tony Conrad

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

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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Kyle Harrison and Eric Tarczynski of Contrary Capital join Nate to discuss Finding Product Market Fit As a Venture Firm, How to Identify World-Class Founders Before Anyone Else, And Debating Whether or Not Venture Has Hit The Bottom. In this episode, we cover:

  • The thesis and investment approach at Contrary.
  • Content and content marketing?
  • Ideating and scaling the MVP?
  • How much time are investors spending on other areas?
  • How do you differentiate your company?

Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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

  • Rick Zullo
  • Deena Shakir
  • Jim Andelman

Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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Rodrigo Liang of SambaNova Systems joins Nate to discuss The Future of Generative AI, Innovating at the Hardware Layer, and the Path to Artificial General Intelligence. In this episode we cover:

  • The Rise of Neural Nets and Demand for Computing Power
  • Transition models vs. legacy models.
  • E-Chat GPT Introduction was Game Changing.
  • Predictions For The Future of Generative AI
  • AI's role in the digital age.
  • Are there any professions that are at risk?

Guest Links:

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Subscribe to our podcast and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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

  • Catharine Dockery
  • David Tisch
  • Kyle Harrison

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

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for y

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Wes Chan and Pegah Ebrahimi of FPV Ventures join Nick to discuss Building with a 100-Year Vision, Getting to Conviction in Canva, the Mission-Driven Mindset, and Lessons from the Legend, Bill Campbell. In this episode we cover:

  • The long-term effects of the tech banking crisis
  • Advice to portfolio founders
  • What Generative AI Means for Google and Search
  • How to find mission-driven founders
  • The operating model for helping with founders
  • How to build trust with founders
  • Advice from Bill Campbell
  • Advice for portfolio founders on sourcing talent

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

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

  • Deena Shakir
  • David Tisch
  • Wes Chan & Pegah Ebrahimi

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

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now


Alex Konrad of Forbes joins Nick to discuss The Fallout of First Republic and SVB and its Implications on Tech, The Algorithm Behind the Midas List, and Will AI Actually Replace Journalists? . In this episode we cover:

  • What led to the demise of First Republic Bank
  • Venture Capital’s response to the Crisis
  • How will the acquisition of First Republic Bank impact investors and venture capitalists
  • How the Midas list is made
  • Differences between the regular Midas list and the Seed list
  • What are the useful use cases for Crypto
  • Is AI coming for people’s jobs

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The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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

  • Jim Andelman
  • Catharine Dockery
  • Eric Tarczynski

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

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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David Tisch of Box Group joins Nick to discuss Why Optimizing for Ownership is a Trap, The Future of Seed Investing, and The Opportunity in Consumer Social. In this episode we cover:

  • Dealing with decisions that feel like tweener.
  • Over-rotating on short-term fake signals.
  • What is their portfolio construction philosophy?
  • Regretting not investing in the right companies.
  • Where do you think prices will go in 2020?
  • Differences between social media and venture capital.
  • The opportunity to capture the hearts and minds of consumers.

Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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

  • Wesley Chan & Pegah Ebrahimi
  • Deena Shakir
  • Rick Zullo

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

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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Rex Woodbury of Index joins Nate to discuss The Opportunity in Gen Z, Deciphering Signal From the Noise in Generative AI, and The Future of Work. In this episode we cover:

Entrepreneurship vs. Work ethic.
The power of questioning social constructs.
Other trends to be excited about in tech.
Connecting to people on the internet is similar to advertising.
Comparing cloud vs. Generative AI
Habits tactics and techniques for writing.

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

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Deena Shakir of Lux Capital joins Nick to discuss The Lux Capital Playbook, Deeptech and The Application Layer, and What the Future Holds for Digital Health. In this episode we cover:

  • Investments in the fertility space.
  • How do you think about the future of healthcare?
  • Investing in healthcare companies.
  • Innovation in healthcare.

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The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Subscribe to our podcast and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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

  • Jim Andelman
  • Wes Chan & Pegah Ebrahimi
  • Rodrigo Liang

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

    Did you miss our guests full-length episodes?

    Jim Andelman Episode 379

    Wes Chan & Pegah Ebrahimi Episode 384

    Rodrigo Liang Episode 380

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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

    Rick Zullo

    Deena Shakir

    Alex Pruden

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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    Jim Andelman of Bonfire Ventures joins Nick to discuss 85% Graduation from Seed to Series A, SaaS Metric Mastery, The Right Time to Stop Founder-Led Sales, and Advice for Emerging Managers. In this episode we cover:

    • The entry point for a seed investor.
    • The importance of being overweight on the first round.
    • How do you respond to a correction in valuation?
    • Knowing when to relax constraints in venture.
    • How much does it cost to build a sales team?
    • The right time to transition from founder-led sales to sales leader.
    • Evaluating the margin profile of a business.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

    Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Subscribe to our podcast and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we'll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!

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

    • Kristi Ross
    • Deena Shakir
    • Rick Zullo

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector,

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    Catharine Dockery of Vice Ventures joins Nick to discuss Betting on "Bad" Industries, the opportunity in Alcohol, Nicotine, SexTech and other vices, and Why Early Stage Investors Should Avoid Consumer Investing. In this episode we cover:

    • Raising money for venture capital.
    • Investment opportunities in psychedelics.
    • What are the signals to look for in a consumer company?

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

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

    • Jim Andelman
    • Mar Hershenson
    • Alex Pruden

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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    Alex Pruden of Aleo joins Nate to discuss From Special Forces to Leading Aleo, The Bull Case for Crypto and Web 3, and The Future of the Internet. In this episode we cover:

    • Leading a tech startup.
    • How to cultivate a stronger sense of leadership.
    • What is Aleo and what does it do?
    • What are the initial use cases for Ai?
    • The power of proof of humanity.
    • The scalability of zero-knowledge proofs.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    To learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website and LinkedIn and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

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

    Willy Schlacks

    Mar Hershenson

    Rick Zullo

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Rick Zullo of Equal Ventures joins Nick to discuss Architecting a Thesis-Driven Philosophy, Why There's Riches in Niches, How Founder-Market Fit is Changing, and Building the Largest Community of Emerging Managers. In this episode we cover:

    • How many different specialties can a founder have?
    • How do they take concepts and opportunities?
    • The importance of having a thesis driven team
    • The process of evaluating an investment
    • How to get conviction on ideas
    • Being earnestly honest about your business model
    • The four stages of building a business
    • The importance of finding a niche and expanding it

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

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

    • Nadav Eylath
    • Kristi Ross
    • Mar Hershenson

    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Laura Spiekerman of Alloy joins Nate to discuss What Does the Future of Fintech Hold? Insights on Growth, Fraud, and Community Banking. In this episode we cover:

    • Alloy's mission and the role it plays in fintech
    • The importance of community banks in fintech design and development
    • Challenges of scaling a go-to-market business in fintech 
    • Laura's insights on the future of fintech, including concerns about fraud and blockchain technology
    • The impact of fed now on fraud prevention in fintech
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    On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

    • Kristi Ross
    • Ravi Viswanathan
    • Oz Alon

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Shardul Shah of Index Ventures joins Nick to discuss Assessing an entrepreneur’s imagination. What are the metrics and characteristics that demonstrate product market fit for Early-stage investing? (Shardul Shah). In this episode we cover:

    • Outsourcing security risk and the need to outsource risk.

    • The Importance of Imaginative Entrepreneurs

    • How do you think about the trade-offs of a services business?

    • Metrics and characteristics that demonstrate product market fit.

    • The evaluation criteria Shardul uses in evaluating companies.

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

    • Jenny Lefcourt
    • Mar Hershenson
    • Ravi Viswanathan

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!


    Kristi Ross of tastytrade joins Nick to discuss Bootstrapping to a Billion Dollar Exit, The History of Options Trading, Competing Against Robinhood, and How to Build a Brokerage Content Machine. In this episode we cover:

    • Bootstrapping to a Billion
    • Chicago Trading in the 90s
    • ThinkorSwim, TCV, and Trading to Tastytrade
    • Robinhood's Capital Intensive Strategy 
    • Using Media and Content to Build a Brokerage Powerhouse

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Tim Draper
    • Jenny Lefcourt
    • Chris Sugden

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: IS__285_POSTMORTEMS.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

     Dan Ahrens of Left Lane Capital joins Nate to discuss The $30 Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity, Formulas for Successful Consumer Investing, and the Current Macro Environment. In this episode we cover:

    • Firm Building at Left Lane

    • Raising a $1.4B Fund II

    • Investing in Consumer Tech and SMB

    • The Current Macro Environment and much more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Brian O'Malley
    • Ravi Viswanathan
    • Willy Schlacks

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: 384_Investor_Stories_284__Whats_Next_OMalley_Viswanathan_Schlacks.mp3
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    Mar Hershenson of Pear VC joins Nick to discuss Are Founders Born or Made?, What it Takes to Raise a Series A in 2023, and Weighing the Balance of Unit Economics vs Growth. In this episode we cover:

    • Path to Pear and The Forbes Midas List
    • Data on The DNA of Entrepreneurs
    • Generative AI Hype
    • Raising a Series A in 2023 & More!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Samara Mejia Hernandez
    • Julie Wroblewski
    • Brad Burnham

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    Drew Oetting of 8VC joins Nick to discuss Why 8VC's Incubation Model Works, the Most Unique Culture in Venture Capital, and Investing at the Intersection of PE and VC. In this episode we cover:

    • Why Iteration is a Key Founder Quality
    • The Incumbent Venture Capital Mindset
    • How to Marry Entrepreneurship and Investing
    • And Much More!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Ravi Viswanathan
    • Jenny Lefcourt
    • Oz Alon

    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: IS282.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Henrik Werdelin of BARK joins Nate to discuss What Consumer Founders Often Get Wrong, How to Build a Culture that Breeds Creativity, and Scaling Bark to IPO. In this episode we cover:

    • The Founding of Bark
    • Tips for Consumer Founders
    • Breeding a Creative Culture
    • The Path to IPO

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!


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

    • Annie Kadavy
    • Brad Burnham
    • Ali Hamed

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: IS281.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Oz Alon & Nadav Eylath of Honeybook & at.inc/ joins Nick to discuss From a Bar Owner to $100M+ ARR, How an Outsider Navigated Silicon Valley, Raising through Peaks and Troughs of Hype Cycles, and How to Select $B startups at the Incorporation Stage. In this episode we cover:

    • Honeybook's First Pitch
    • Investing in Founders at Incorporation
    • How to Sell to SMBs
    • Raising in Up and Down Markets
    • What the Future Holds For Tech Investing

    Missed a recent episode? Go to the TFR Blog to catch up! 


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

    • Tripp Jones
    • Jenny Lefcourt
    • Ravi Viswanathan

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    Ramy Adeeb of 1984 joins Nick to discuss 2023 Predictions P2: A16Z vs. Tiger, ChatGPT vs. Google, Hot vs. Cool Sectors, and Which Big Tech Companies are Doomed. In this episode we cover:

    • Web 3.0's Demise

    • Andreesen vs. Tiger's Brands

    • ChatGPT Challenging Google

    • Big Tech's Troubles

    • Hottest & Coolest Sectors & More!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    Ramy Adeeb of 1984 joins Nick to discuss 2023 Predictions P1: Web 3.0's Demise, The AI Hype Cycle, Will Elon get the Last Laugh at Twitter, and Should Anti-Trust Take a Bite out of Apple. In this episode we cover:

    • Crypto's and Web 3.0's Correction
    • The Down Round Reckoning
    • Elon Musk and Twitter's Shakeup
    • Apple's Response to Anti-Trust

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Sunil Nagaraj
    • Brian O'Malley
    • Annie Kadavy

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: IS279.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

    • Neha Khera
    • Ravi Viswanathan
    • Ali Hamed

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: IS278.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Jenny Lefcourt, General Partner at Freestyle Capital joins Nick to discuss Founder to Forbes Midas List, Behind the Scenes of an Intro Call, Why B2B2C is Best and Avoiding the Leaky Funnel Trap. In this episode we cover:

    • Making the Switch from Angel to VC
    • Tips For Founders Pitching Jenny and Freestyle
    • How to Reach Conviction without Consensus
    • Burn and Learn Investing
    • B2B2C and Avoiding the Leaky Funnel
    • And More!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: TFR_Jenny_Lefcourt_4.mp3
    Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

    • Aaron Holiday
    • Eric Liaw
    • Chris Sugden

    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    On this special replay episode, Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss The Effect of Technology on Relationships, The 5 Indicators of a True Brand, The Appeal of Love/Hate Businesses, & the Rise of Super Apps. In this episode, we cover:

    • Nicole's background and path to VC
    • How Shoe Dog Shaped her Investment Philosophy
    • What are the consumer behaviors in different regions?
    • Early Signs of Success in Consumer Investing
    • And More! 

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!


    In this special replay episode, Ben Sun of Primary Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss Distribution vs. Product, Founders vs. Markets, and Winning Deals in a Hyper-Competitive Seed Market. In this episode, we cover:

    • Ben's Founder Journey
    • Primary's Thesis
    • Market vs Founder 
    • How Primary Evaluates Talent

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!


    On this special replay episode, Monique Woodard of Cake Ventures joins Nick to discuss The “Three Layer Cake” Fund, How Personal Experience Drives Your Investment Lens, The Future of Tech for the Aging Population, & How a Solo GP Can Do it All. In this episode, we cover:

    • The thesis at Cake
    • Investing in Demographic Change
    • Pros and Cons of Being a Solo GP
    • How to Scale Yourself
    • And More!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! 


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

    • Tim Draper
    • Aaron Holiday
    • Anna Mason

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    On this special replay episode, John Vrionis joins Nick to discuss the DNA of Startup Success, including: 

    • What’s unusual about what you do?
    • “How it works” vs. “Why it matters” — what’s the disconnect you’ve observed with early-stage founders?
    • Arrogance vs. Humility — have you invested in founders displaying these traits? What’s been your experience?
    • 3 must-haves that you look for in a new investment?
    • If there’s one common theme in failed investments — what is it?
    • Is there anything unusual about your approach to sourcing? If so, what is it?
    • What are some best practices for founders when picking a VC?
      Over the past year or so the percentage of total VC dollars invested in early-stage deals fell to the lowest levels the industry has seen in five years. Why do you think this is the case?
    • Do you focus on product-market-fit prior to the A round — if so, how do you define it?
      What’s the problem with Sovereign Wealth in Silicon Valley?
    • “The biggest mistake you can make is taking an investment from a mega-fund” Why?
    • How has the early-stage venture landscape shifted from previous years? What do you expect to see in the future?

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! 

    Direct download: 370_Replay_-_The_DNA_of_Startup_Success_John_Vrionis.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

    • Cameron Borumand
    • Annie Kadavy
    • Konrad Waliszewski

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    Jai Das of Sapphire Ventures joins Nick to discuss The FTX Fallout, What's Next for Crypto and Web 3.0, and Lessons From Backing 13 IPOs. In this episode we cover:

    • Playing Defense and Offense in a Downturn
    • Predictions for Crypto and Web 3.0
    • Indicators of a Future IPO
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Steve Sarracino
    • Hernán Fernandez
    • Tim Draper

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: IS274.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Willy Schlacks of EquipmentShare joins Nick to discuss Building a Construction Unicorn in Missouri, Leaving Communism for Capitalism, and How to Win a Market When Everything is a Commodity. In this episode we cover:

    • From Communism to Capitalism
    • The Philosophy of Altruistic Capitalism
    • Fusing The Digital and Built Worlds
    • Common Company Killers from Founders
    • And More!
    Direct download: TFR_Willy_Schlacks.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

     

    • Brian O'Malley
    • Brad Burnham
    • Aaron Holiday

     

    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

     

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: IS273.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Ravi Viswanathan of NVC joins Nick to discuss Orchestrating a $1B+ Secondaries Purchase from NEA, tradeoffs of Burn, Growth, and Valuation, and Winning Against Multistage Firms. In this episode we cover:

    • The Birth of New View Capital
    • Multistage Firms and web 3
    • Damage Control for 2023
    • How to know if a company is the next rocket ship
    • Super Apps Ethics
    • And More!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: TFR_Ravi_Viswanathan.mp3
    Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

    • Greg Sands
    • Ali Hamed
    • Tim Draper

    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: 372_Investor_Stories_272__Strange__Unusual_Sands_Hamed_Draper.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Eric Liaw of IVP joins Nick to discuss Valuation Inflation, the IPO Pause and What that Means for M&A, If Twitter is in Better Hands, and How to Construct a Successful Board. In this episode we cover:

    • Parsing Out the IPO Process
    • Thoughts on Twitter's Acquisition
    • Market Predictions
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Neha Khera
    • Brian O'Malley
    • Samara Mejia Hernandez

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Techstars joins Nate to discuss Stories, Advice, and Leveraging 35 Years of Startup Board Experience. In this episode we cover:

    • How to Build and Leverage a Board from the Beginning
    • Advice for Board Members
    • Avoiding the Most-Common Mistakes
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Ruth Foxe Blader
    • TX Zhuo
    • Brad Burnham

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: 370_Investor_Stories_270__Whats_Next_Foxe_Blader_Zhuo_Burnham.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Chris Sugden of Edison Partners joins Nate to discuss The 20 Year Evolution of Venture Capital, Growing a Firm with Zero Investments in Silicon Valley, and the Multi-Stage Fund Reckoning. In this episode we cover:

    • Investing Outside Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley
    • Comparing Boom and Bust Cycles
    • How to Decide Between Growth Equity and Venture Capital
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Yanev Suissa
    • Ali Hamed
    • Maryanna Saenko

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: 369_Investor_Stories_269__Why_I_Passed_Suissa_Hamed_Saenko.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Tim Draper of Draper Associates joins Nick to discuss Lessons from Tim Draper on Investing in Elon, Where Theranos Went Wrong, and Why Decentralization is the Next Great Tech Frontier. In this episode we cover:

    - Lessons from Investing in Theranos

    - Elon Musk's First Check

    - Bitcoin and the Future of the Blockchain

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    Santosh Sankar
    Miriam Rivera
    Annie Kadavy

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: 368_Investor_Stories_268__Post_Mortems_Sankar_Rivera_Kadavy.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Matt Higgins of RSE Ventures & Business Hunters joins Nick to discuss Swimming in the Shark Tank, How Gary Vaynerchuk Got His First Check, and Mastering Your Mindset. In this episode we cover:

    • Matt's Background: from Shirtsleeves to Shark Tank
    • Why He Invested in Gary Vaynerchuk and Vayner Media
    • Tips for Entrepreneurs to Master their Mindset

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    Matt Cohen   
    Julie Wroblewski   
    Neha Khera   
       
    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.   

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

    Direct download: 367_Investor_Stories_267__Strange__Unusual_Cohen_Wroblewski_Khera.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Victoria Treyger of Felicis joins Nate to discuss Why Most CRO Hires Don't Work, Lessons from Scaling World Class PLG Companies, and the Case for Founder-Led Sales. In this episode we cover: 

    • Building a Sales Motion that Works
    • When to Bring in an Outside CRO or Sales Leader
    • New Data on Sales Organization at Seed and Series A Startups
    • And much more! 

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    Tripp Jones
    Greg Sands
    Cameron Borumand

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Allan Jean-Baptiste and Marco DeMeireles of Ansa Capital join Nate to discuss Lessons for Raising an Inaugural Fund, How to Construct a Thesis, and The Shortcomings of the Traditional VC Model. In this episode we cover:

    • Tips for Emerging Managers
    • Building Conviction with LPs and Founders from Scratch
    • Growing Momentum in Fundraising Cycles
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up!

    The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Marcelino Pantoja
    • Julie Wroblewski
    • Manan Mehta

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Direct download: 365_Investor_Stories_265__Whats_Next_Pantoja_Wroblewski_Mehta.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Ali Hamed of CoVenture and Crossbeam Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss The VC Networking Playbook, Credit and Pricing Risk in New Asset Classes, and How VC Market Hype Should Impact Stage Focus and Net Buy/Sell Positions. In this episode we cover:

    • Building an LP Network from Scratch
    • Platform Economies and Their Future
    • A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Investing
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

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    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Greg Sands
    • Karen Page
    • Ryan Falvey

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Direct download: 364_Investor_Stories_264__Why_I_Passed_Sands_Page_Falvey.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Doug Pepper of ICONIQ Growth joins Nate to discuss The Current State of Venture, SaaS Growth Versus Efficiency, and Predictions for a Market Correction. In this episode we cover:

    • Growing ICONIQ Growth
    • Advice in a Post-Pandemic Economy
    • Following the Rule of 60 for Success
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

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

    • Tripp Jones
    • Jonathan Lehr
    • Sunil Nagaraj

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Direct download: 363_Investor_Stories_263__Post_Mortems_Jones_Lehr_Nagaraj.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Aaron Holiday of 645 Ventures joins Nate to discuss The Second Wave of SaaS, Using Software to Scale a Venture Firm, and Predictions for the Future of Venture Capital. In this episode we cover:

    • Creating an OS for VC
    • Statistical Predictors of Success in Founders
    • Early-Stage Investing: Art or Science?
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

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

    • Sara Zulkosky
    • Hernán Fernandez
    • Brian O'Malley

    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures joins Nick to discuss Founding Union Square Ventures, Driving Persistent, Top Decile Returns, How Top Founders Have Changed, and the Outlook for Web 3.0 and Data Control. In this episode we cover:

    • Founder Focus Shifting from Management to Leadership
    • How Venture has Changed Over the Decades
    • Why Web3 is Here to Stay
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

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

    • TX Zhuo
    • Howard Morgan
    • Mark Achler & Mert Iseri

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Guru Chahal of Lightspeed Venture Partners joins Nate to discuss How to Maximize Investor Value for Founders, the Future of Cloud Infrastructure, and the Bull Case for Cybersecurity. In this episode we cover:

    • How Cloud Infrastructure Impacted Innovation
    • Breaking the Constraints of Success
    • Why You Should Execute Quickly as a Founder but Slowly as an Investor
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

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    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Miriam Rivera
    • Steve Sarracino
    • Anna Mason

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Direct download: 360_Investor_Stories_260__Whats_Next_Rivera_Sarracino_Mason.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Konrad Waliszewski of Tripscout joins Nick to discuss The Secrets Behind Building a 35M+ Following, Why Social is the New SEO, and How Tripscout is Creating the Super App for Travel. In this episode we cover:

    • Launching the 1st In-App Hotel Booking Platform for Instagram
    • Why Organic Attention is the Most Rare and Valuable Asset
    • How Tripscout Hacked Customer Acquisition
    • The Future of How We Search

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Tripp Jones
    • Neha Khera
    • Cameron Borumand

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Direct download: 359_Investor_Stories_259__Why_I_Passed_Jones_Khera_Borumand.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Brian O'Malley of Forerunner Ventures joins Nick to discuss Future Strategies for Digital Customer Acquisition, Why to Stay Small While You Scale, and S&M Strategies at Different Customer ACV Tiers. In this episode we cover:

    • Common Marketplace Mistakes and Overblown Trends
    • Capitalizing on Consumer Interest in Local and Sustainable Products
    • Marketplace Liquidity and Cohort Analysis
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

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    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Karen Page
    • TX Zhuo
    • Greg Sands

    Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Direct download: 358_Investor_Stories_258__Post_Mortems_Page_Zhuo_Sands.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Samara Mejia Hernandez of Chingona Ventures joins Nick to discuss Lessons from the Largest Latina Solo GP, Being Impactful Without Being an Impact Fund, and How to Use Sales Tactics for Success in VC. In this episode we cover:

    • How Authenticity Benefits the Bottom Dollar
    • Tips on Raising a Fund While Facing Adversity
    • Maintaining Mental Health in VC
    • And more!

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Ryan Falvey
    • Manan Mehta
    • Annie Kadavy

    Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


    Mark Ghermezian of m]x[v Capital joins Nate to discuss Lessons from Scaling Braze to IPO, the Importance of the Underdog Mindset, and the Future of SaaS. In this episode we cover:

    • How the iPhone Led to the Inception of Braze
    • The Impact of Remote Work on Innovation
    • Becoming a Unicorn by Building for Tomorrow
    • Advice for Founders from a Unicorn Founder turned VC

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.


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

    • Julie Wroblewski
    • Mike Evans
    • Sunil Nagaraj

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Mark Achler & Mert Iseri of MATH Venture Partners join Nick to discuss Dispelling Folktales for Founders, the FAIR Framework, Twitter's Terms Battle, and How MATH Ventures is Exiting Right. In this episode we cover:

    • The FAIR Framework and How it Benefits Founders
    • Playing the Long Game to Leave a Legacy
    • Why We Don’t Talk About Exits.. Until Now

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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

    • Hernán Fernandez
    • Parker Barrile
    • Maryanna Saenko

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

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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    Direct download: 355_Investor_Stories_255__Whats_Next_Fernandez_Barrile_Saenko.mp3
    Category:Investor Stories -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

    Ali Moiz of Stonks joins Nate to discuss An Inside Look Into Stonks, the Democratization of Dealflow, and the Future of Startup Investing. In this episode we cover:

    • Increasing Access to the VC Ecosystem
    • How Venture's Structure Supports Success
    • Insights on How Investors Can Win
    • Lessons from Being the Largest Demo Day Host on Earth

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area.

    Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.