Both Sides of the Table

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On Funding — Shots on Goal

Being great as a startup technology investor of course requires a lot of things to come together:

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Density & the Future of Real Estate

Nearly six years ago, I was thrilled to invest in Andrew Farah and the team at Density when they had a vision for building anonymous…

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Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Silicon Valley and the media industry that surrounds it values youth. The culture is driven by the 20-something irreverent founder with…

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What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as…

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Praying to the God of Valuation

Something happened in the past 7 years in the startup and venture capital world that I hadn’t experienced since the late 90’s — we all…

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What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

At our mid-year offsite our partnership at Upfront Ventures was discussing what the future of venture capital and the startup ecosystem…

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Upfront Ventures Raises > $650 Million for Startups and Returns > $600 Million to LPs

Last year marked the 25th anniversary for Upfront Ventures and what a year it was. 2021 saw phenomenal returns for our industry and it…

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Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Silicon Valley and the media industry that surrounds it values youth. The culture is driven by the 20-something irreverent founder with…

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How You Can Achieve a Step Change in Your Fitness Before Summer

Just 21 months ago I couldn’t have jogged 2 miles in under 20 minutes and now I can run 3 miles in 21 minutes or more to the point I can…

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How I Moved from Counting Calories to Supercharging My Workouts and Massively Improve My Fitness…

This is part of a weight loss and fitness improvement series that I’m writing to share how I went from 222 pounds and unable to bike more…