Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Clubhouse: a tweet-sized memo

Some thoughts on Clubhouse.

This time around I'm trying to keep each section to a tweet-sized 280 characters. 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Angel Investing Resources

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

Here is a list of the best resources I've found to learn about about how to

  • Think like a VC
  • Assess early stage start-ups
  • Run due diligence

May they be helpful to you too 💫 I’ll be excited to update this as I learn more 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Some notes on moats

Economic moats are frequently on my mind when assessing products/startups. Leo Polovet's How to De-Risk a Startup surfaces this topic as two related risks:

  • Short-Term Competition Risk
  • Long-Term Competition Risk

Below are the 5 core resources I return to in order to think through those risks.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Roam Research: Where is the moat?

Update 9/11/20: A $200 Million Seed Valuation for Roam Shows Investor Frenzy for Note-Taking Apps

Some thoughts on Roam Research.

I wrote this post after writing an investment memo on Roam in collaboration with a small community I lead. Find me on Twitter if writing investment memos for fun excites you! 🙃

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A small slip of the algorithm's grasp

Recently, I moved everyone I follow on Twitter into one of a few lists, including:
  • VC/Startups Steam
  • Misc. Thinking Stream
  • Decision Making Stream
  • Crypto Stream
The benefits were immediate.

Now I pop into a theme-specific feed to catch up with a given discourse at that moment.

Rather than 30 minutes of directionless scrolling, I now get intentional & specific learning within 5-10 minutes.

I am never going back to scrolling through main feed. I feel like I've slipped the Twitter algorithm's grasp just enough to gain agency while still benefitting from an immensely valuable product.

This begs the question: what else can I do to slip the grasp of other algorithms I rely on?

Index Coop DAO Forum Posts

A compendium of some of my work.