Career thoughts: next steps

Posted on January 22, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized |

I made a video blog thinking through my next career step a bit. It’s 13 minutes, if you want to take a little break from watching the world burn.

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Welcome home. Found it thoughtful and interesting. Like the idea of going to find investing. A is a lot less risky than Angel and so is greater involvement in the cos. And, even better, you don’t need to work obsessively under such incredible pressure. Enjoy life too. L, UG

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this is cool. thanks for sharing it.

hey – this is very good. thx for sharing. a few things. 1, happy to be a sounding board. 2, agree that world doesn’t need another seed fund, though you’d be good at it. 3, get an apigee mic $150 it’s worth it. 4, i think you can record and just syndicate the video natively from your phone to other channels — natively is the key.

Thank you. Will look into the mic. What do you mean syndicate natively from my phone? Just into channels where it will play jnline w/out linking out to page?

I appreciate your reference to multi-stage investing and the entry of hedge funds/sovereign wealth funds into the market. The reason for this that I hear most often is that, normally, these entities made investments in IPOs or shortly thereafter but companies are remaining private longer so if those entities want to invest at the same revenue targets/ valuations / development cycle, they’ll have to do so while a company is private. But the problem is that when a company is public, I can just buy their stock, I don’t really need permission. When a company is private there is at least some bit of permission that needs to be granted. What is unique about these entities? They’re are large flexible investment vehicles with broad mandates. Why is it that you rarely see a company have the same lead investor for more than one round. Do the requirements and skills of an investor vary that much after the Seed investment? Like marketing, like product, like hiring, financing is a choice and strategy for founders to think about and craft a subsequent plan. Why not pitch a financing vehicle aiming to lead every investment round? I think a hedge fund is well positioned to make this happen. I can imagine financing more interwoven with a company’s business operation. This is probably attainable for established funds if they were to just raise more money, which I’m sure they’d be able to do. Are the “Opportunity Funds” for early firms a stop-gap to this idea? At the least, why have few firms differentiated on their existence as a resource of capital? Obviously this raises a number of points but would be curious where your thoughts lie on this.

I appreciate your reference to multi-stage investing and the entry of hedge funds/sovereign wealth funds into the market. The reason for this that I hear most often is that, normally, these entities made investments in IPOs or shortly thereafter but companies are remaining private longer so if those entities want to invest at the same revenue targets/ valuations / development cycle, they’ll have to do so while a company is private. But the problem is that when a company is public, I can just buy their stock, I don’t really need permission. When a company is private there is at least some bit of permission that needs to be granted. What is unique about these entities? They’re are large flexible investment vehicles with broad mandates. Why is it that you rarely see a company have the same lead investor for more than one round. Do the requirements and skills of an investor vary that much after the Seed investment? Like marketing, like product, like hiring, financing is a choice and strategy for founders to think about and craft a subsequent plan. Why not pitch a financing vehicle aiming to lead every investment round? I think a hedge fund is well positioned to make this happen. I can imagine financing more interwoven with a company’s business operation. This is probably attainable for established funds if they were to just raise more money, which I’m sure they’d be able to do. Are the “Opportunity Funds” for early firms a stop-gap to this idea? At the least, why have few firms differentiated on their existence as a resource of capital? Obviously this raises a number of points but would be curious where your thoughts lie on this

interesting line of thought. i think one big reason you usually see new investors leading each round is so that market is pricing the stock. hard for existing investor and co to agree on fair value for example…also maybe dangerous for investors to mark up their own positions through subsequent financings at higher prices…but it does happen. sequoia does this for it’s high conviction bets i believe


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    I’m a NYC based entrepreneur. I think there is one metric that can be used to measure the value of a human life and that’s impact. How did you change things? How many people did you touch? How different is the world because you lived in it and how positive was the change that you affected? (p.s. i don’t use spell check…deal with it) You can email me at Jordan.Cooper@gmail.com

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