... said no one ever! [ 1,600 words on the topic below. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/_G49d ]I'm absolutely loving being an angel investor. It's a blast to meet smart folks with killer ideas who want to change the world -- and then I get to write a check and give one out of every 250 of those ideas a try! In the past year I've invested $1.95m in 30 startups from the LAUNCH Fund (from my $10m angel fund). We are now 19.5% invested in 13.5 months.
Jason Calacanis is an angel investor in 150 startups including Uber, robinhood, Abra, thumbtack, Wealthfront and Talla. He's also the author of ANGEL. "If you are right, that 90 percent of crypto projects are scams or incompetent, what do you gain by taking that position publicly?" asked a close friend. I took a moment to think it through.
In 2015, I suggest consumer internet and enterprise startups raise $750k in their Seed round. If you’re a hardware startup I would double that. This will give you 18 months of runway if you burn $35,000 a month, and have $120k in legal, accounting, and capex spending (your laptops). Hardware companies will need the extra $750k to do a crowdfunding campaign, tooling, and a small production run of their product.
@omeedboghraty@mattdpearce your math is off:
*26.4* cops currently per 10,000 population
264 cops per 100,000
2,640 cops per 1,000,000
NYC has 42.3 per 10,000 population, so if we catch up to them it would be, ballpark, 4,000+ cops. https://t.co/SEcYQXaFen
@jasondashbailey Trust me, I get it... journalism & media are f@#$ked. The best solution is to build your own brand, create your own properties & develop direct relationships with audiences -- if you're hardworking and talented enough it will work out fine.
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