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6 Things I Learned from Screening 5,000 Pitch Decks

Commonly held startup misconceptions I once believed The world is full of common misconceptions. Did you know that: src: https://xkcd.com/843/ Napoleon…

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What Cracking Open a Sonos One Tells Us About the Sonos IPO

I always find more truth about a company’s future buried in a company’s products. Long story short: I don’t have…

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What’s in a Great Startup Idea?

Why you should understand the history of a product space There’s a misconception among many startup founders that a great…

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How to build an investor lead list

Understanding the nuances between VC firms will make it easier to raise money. A great lead list starts with a…

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AR and VR couldn’t be more different. Stop lumping them together.

Augmented reality is all around us — you just have to know where to look. Virtual reality, however, is a completely different…

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How to understand the financial levers in your business

Or: How can an electric scooter ride-sharing company like Bird possibly make money? It’s like a scooter for kids, but with…

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I invest in slope, not y-intercept

The best investors are more interested in how you think than what you know. When I tell people Bolt invests in…

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Apple is an exception to nearly every rule

The world’s most valuable company isn’t the best example for how you should build your startup. In 2016, Apple launched Liam,…

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Vagina, vagina, vagina.*

Redesigning the pelvic exam experience. *That’s three drinks, if you’re playing at home. Rachel Hobart, Hailey Stewart, and Fran Wang…

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