All posts tagged: Investing

3rd Wave VC — Precision Capital

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Photo by Andrea Sonda on Unsplash Venture capital in its traditional form is an amazing product for the right companies (and a great career path for the right investors). This is proven out in the data, as the industry’s impact punches above its weight relative to how much capital is deployed in the sector. A 2015 Stanford study found that VC-backed companies were responsible for 57% of the market capitalization of all US companies founded since […]

The Fourth Edge in Early Stage VC

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Behavioral economics has seen its mindshare grow significantly in the investing world over the last decade as more and more people have used it as a primary lens for how to think about decision making. via fullerthaler.com In 2000, well after people like Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky began making their contributions but before the concepts wrapped inside the field made their way into every corner of the business world, investor Richard Fuller published a […]

Thinking Slow, Deciding Fast

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A one-year-in framework for operating as an early stage investor https://bumpers.fm/e/b42dbnbnpt4g014crto0 The Footnote is a series of audio annotations on some of the interesting things I’ve come across recently on a wide range of topics — from decision-making and investing to technology and the impact it has on the way we work and live. These episodes are a semi-dive deep into something I’ve written, a topic I want to write about, an interesting article or piece of research, […]

Taking the Pulse of the Seed Stage Market

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Venture funding into startups dipped significantly in the first quarter of 2016…yet venture funds themselves raised more money than they have in a decade. So where does that leave us today, specifically as it relates to the seed stage market? We looked at four factors — current seed stage availability, follow-on capital availability, the M&A market, and the historical economics of seed investing — to gauge where things stand today and help investors build a strategy for the current […]