I started this blog in 2009 from the depths of my first startup. I used it as a medium to organize my thoughts and experience. It became a platform to have a voice, recruit, share market insights, share experiences, find community, find support, etc….That was years ago. Since then I built Hyperpublic, teamed up w Kenny and Ben to start Lerer Ventures (now Lerer Hippeau), where I was a General Partner for our first 4 funds, sold Hyperpublic to Groupon (GRPN), invested in more incredible companies than I can list, started a company called Wildcard, built it into one of Apple’s Best Apps of 2015, and then returned partial capital to investors in 2016.  I spent a few years as an Angel Investor after that. A few years ago, I teamed up with my friend Chris Paik, who previously started Thrive Capital, to begin designing a new venture capital firm called Pace Capital. As of December 2021 Pace manages $400M across two funds. We lead Series A and Seed+ investments as well as treasury diversification financings in the Web 3 ecosystem.

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Impact is key. A century ago Teddy R. had a few words to say on the same topic:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

the full speech can be found at http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/research/speech%20arena.htm

Inspiring words. Thanks Abel

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