Once in a while I meet a startup that makes me scratch my head in bewilderment. At first glance everything looks fine, but I can’t help but wonder if I might be missing something. In such instances I think to myself; Is there some important detail that is not so obvious, and that is concealed […]
This falls in the category of what some people might term a big, hairy, audacious goal. You can read the initial documentation here: Hyperloop Alpha PDF, and Forbes’ commentary here: Hyperloop Update: Elon Musk Will Start Developing It Himself. You can read about a design that bests the speed records claimed by hyperloop in this […]
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Let’s begin with some disclaimers. I have never actually been a value investor. I have also never made individual picks of stocks traded on the public markets. I was completely oblivious of stock markets until soon after I had graduated college in 2001. Before I arrived in the United States in 1997, I would not […]
Rajoshi Gosh in Chennai, India sent me this question via email; I am a startup founder in the developing world.1 How should I go about making the right connections in the developed world for: A product that is global in nature? A product that is specific to the developing world? I will paraphrase Rajoshi’s question, and […]
Two weeks ago I had a meeting with an entrepreneur who has built an interesting startup. It was our first time meeting one another to discuss his startup. Before we met I had spent about 10 to 15 minutes studying the startup’s website. After doing that I sent him a list of questions that occurred […]
Let’s be open. I am not going to make up my mind about investing in your startup after just one meeting. And, I definitely am not making my decision wholly based on looking at your pitch deck. I like to do my own homework. So I think of your pitch deck as only a starting […]
One of the things I really like about my job studying and investing in early stage startups is that I am constantly learning something new. This is true especially when I am encountering a startup for the first time, and begin to study polished and slick pitch materials on my own, listen to the entrepreneur […]
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