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193. SaaS Acceleration, Sales Savvy Founders & The Rise of Tech-Enabled Services (Michael Cardamone)

September 13th, 2019

45:11

Michael Cardamone of Acceleprise joins Nick to discuss SaaS Acceleration, Sales Savvy Founders & the Rise of Tech-Enabled Services. In this …

Investor Stories 121: What's Next (Dorsey, Senkut, Banister)

September 11th, 2019

9:20

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Scott Dorsey
  • Aydin Senkut
  • Cyan Banister

Each investor discusses …

Investor Stories 120: Why I Passed (Hea Nahm, Moatti, Clavier)

August 29th, 2019

5:46

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Tae Hea Nahm
  • SC Moatti
  • Jeff Clavier

Each investor highlights a …

192. Secrets of Sand Hill Road (Scott Kupor)

August 23rd, 2019

47:06

Scott Kupor of Andreessen Horowitz joins Nick to discuss Secrets of Sand Hill Road. In this episode, we cover:

  • When Marc and Ben first reached out …

Investor Stories 119: Special Edition! Why I Invested in Curv Labs (Moran, Balish, Deshays)

August 19th, 2019

35:05

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following individuals are featured:

  • Nick Moran
  • Shea Balish
  • Henri Deshays

This will be a unique …

Investor Stories 118: Strange & Unusual (Glickman, Wortmann, Fein)

August 7th, 2019

10:33

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Steve Glickman
  • Craig Wortmann
  • John Fein

Each investor describes …

191. Corporate VC (David Horowitz)

July 31st, 2019

43:18

David Horowitz of Touchdown Ventures joins Nick to discuss Corporate VC. In this episode, we cover:

  • Backstory/ Path to Venture
  • Talk about the 14 …

Investor Stories 117: Lessons Learned (Tusk, Kim, Rooke)

July 24th, 2019

8:50

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Bradley Tusk
  • Jim Kim
  • Jenny Rooke

Each investor illustrates a …

190. Immigration, Privacy, and Foreign Investment -- The Biggest Threat to Venture is in Washington D.C. (Bobby Franklin)

July 17th, 2019

48:58

Bobby Franklin of NVCA joins Nick to discuss Immigration, Privacy, and Foreign Investment -- The Biggest Threat to Venture is in Washington D.C.. In …

Investor Stories 116: Whats Next (Bahat, Rust, Kimmel)

July 10th, 2019

7:45

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Roy Bahat
  • Ash Rust
  • Wayne Kimmel

Each investor discusses sectors, …

189. The Venture Studio (Scott Dorsey)

July 3rd, 2019

50:10

Scott Dorsey of High Alpha joins Nick to discuss The Venture Studio. In this episode, we cover:

  • Backstory/ path to tech.
  • The story behind …

Investor Stories 115: Post Mortems (Senkut, Fein, Cheng)

June 26th, 2019

10:15

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Aydin Senkut
  • John Fein
  • Cheryl Cheng

Each investor discusses a …

188. Opportunity Zones --- A Fit for VC? (Steve Glickman)

June 20th, 2019

45:41

Steve Glickman of Develop Advisors joins Nick to discuss Opportunity Zones --- A Fit for VC?. In this episode, we cover:

  • Quick overview of your …

Investor Stories 114: Strange & Unusual (Ajao, Banister, Clavier)

June 12th, 2019

8:00

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Adeyemi Ajao
  • Cyan Banister
  • Jeff Clavier

187. Transformative Tech for Old World Industry (Jim Kim)

June 5th, 2019

51:52

Jim Kim of Builders VC joins Nick to discuss Transformative Tech for Old World Industry. In this episode, we cover:

  • Quick Backstory/ Path to …

Investor Stories 113: Lessons Learned (Tananbaum, Ascher, Nahm)

May 29th, 2019

8:13

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Jim Tananbaum
  • Brian Ascher
  • Tae Hea Nahm

Each investor …

186. Seed Investing at the Intersection of Biology & Technology (Jenny Rooke)

May 23rd, 2019

55:14

Jenny Rooke of Genoa Ventures joins Nick to discuss Seed Investing at the Intersection of Biology & Technology. In this episode, we cover:

  • Her …

Investor Stories 112: Special Edition! Why I Invested in Winston Privacy (Moran, Stokes, Dwyer)

May 16th, 2019

37:33

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following individuals are featured:

  • Nick Moran
  • Rick Stokes
  • Joe Dwyer

This will be a unique …

Investor Stories 111: What's Next (Wortmann, Moatti, Tusk)

May 8th, 2019

9:58

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Craig Wortmann
  • SC Moatti
  • Bradley Tusk

Each investor discusses …

185. "Blessed" Teams, Pseudo Deal Leads, and Caps at Pre vs Post (Ash Rust)

May 1st, 2019

46:39

Ash Rust of Sterling Road joins Nick to discuss "Blessed" Teams, Pseudo Deal Leads, and Caps at Pre vs Post. In this episode, we cover:

  • His …

Investor Stories 110: Why I Passed (Banister, Cohen, Fein)

April 23rd, 2019

19:36

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Cyan Banister
  • David Cohen
  • John Fein

Each investor highlights a …

184. Iconic Companies, Frontier Markets & a Truly Founder Centric Approach (Aydin Senkut)

April 15th, 2019

44:44

Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures joins Nick to discuss Iconic Companies, Frontier Markets & a Truly Founder Centric Approach. In this episode, we …

Investor Stories 109: Post Mortems (Kaden, Bahat, Galbut)

April 7th, 2019

8:22

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Rebecca Kaden
  • Roy Bahat
  • Elizabeth Galbut

Each investor discusses …

183. Automation vs. AI (Adeyemi Ajao)

March 29th, 2019

53:07

Adeyemi Ajao of Base 10 Partners joins Nick to discuss Automation vs. AI. In this episode, we cover:

  • Backstory - Growing up in Spain and Nigeria …

Investor Stories 108: Strange & Unusual (Simoudis, Cheng, Kimmel)

March 22nd, 2019

9:00

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Evangelos Simoudis
  • Cheryl Cheng
  • Wayne Kimmel

Each investor …

182. Market Cycles, Escalating Costs to Start Up, and the Micro VC Surge (Jeff Clavier)

March 15th, 2019

45:37

Jeff Clavier of Uncork Capital joins Nick to discuss Market Cycles, Escalating Costs to Start Up, and the Micro VC Surge. In this episode, we cover:

 

Investor Stories 107: Lessons Learned (Moatti, Wallace, Pascucci)

March 7th, 2019

8:18

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • SC Moatti
  • Brendan Wallace
  • Vic Pascucci

Each investor illustrates …

181. Cram Session, Episodes 130-136 (Nick Moran)

February 28th, 2019

32:19

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 106: Whats Next (Tananbaum, Fein, Anderson)

February 18th, 2019

8:29

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Jim Tananbaum
  • John Fein
  • Sarah Anderson

Each investor discusses …

180. The Self-Made Engineer, Angel, and Venture Capitalist (Cyan Banister)

February 8th, 2019

53:01

Cyan Banister of Founders Fund joins Nick to discuss the Self-Made Engineer, Angel, and Venture Capitalist. In this episode, we cover:

 

  • So, Cyan …

Investor Stories 105: Why I Passed (Tusk, Bahat, Ascher)

January 31st, 2019

9:06

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Bradley Tusk Roy Bahat Brian Ascher

Each investor highlights a …

179. Sales Mastery & Storytelling at Scaling Startups (Craig Wortmann)

January 23rd, 2019

1:14:02

Craig Wortmann of Sales Engine joins Nick to discuss Sales Mastery & Storytelling at Scaling Startups. In this episode, we cover:

-Craig's …

Investor Stories 104: Lessons Learned (Fontana, Kimmel, Farmer)

January 18th, 2019

12:40

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Ash Fontana Wayne Kimmel Chris Farmer   Each investor illustrates …

Investor Stories 103: Post Mortems (Nahm, Cohen, Leitersdorf)

January 10th, 2019

10:59

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Tae Hea Nahm David Cohen Yoav Leitersdorf

Each investor discusses …

178. The Gen-Z Consumer, Real-Time Health Data, and Persistent Top Fund Returns (Cheryl Cheng)

January 3rd, 2019

54:55

Cheryl Cheng of Blue Run Ventures joins Nick to discuss The Gen-Z Consumer, Real-Time Health Data, and Persistent Top Fund Returns. In this episode, …

Investor Stories 102: Strange & Unusual (Olsen, Hardiman, Galbut)

December 28th, 2018

10:28

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Chris Olsen James Hardiman Elizabeth Galbut   Each investor …

177. Cram Session, Episodes 121-128 (Nick Moran)

December 21st, 2018

29:01

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 101: Lessons Learned (Kaden, Duovos, Cast)

December 12th, 2018

10:08

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Rebecca Kaden Chris Duovos Carter Cast   Each investor illustrates …

176. Creating Powerful Networks, 3 Rules for Great Products, and the Future of Mobile Tech (SC Moatti)

December 11th, 2018

47:07

SC Moatti of Mighty Capital joins Nick to discuss Creating Powerful Networks, 3 Rules for Great Products, and the Future of Mobile Tech. In this …

Investor Stories 100: Why I Passed (Wallace, Zuberi, Medved)

November 28th, 2018

9:35

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Brendan Wallace Bilal Zuberi Joe Medved

Each investor highlights …

175. From Operator to Accelerator MD to Fund Manager (John Fein)

November 21st, 2018

47:10

John Fein of Firebrand Ventures joins Nick to discuss From Operator to Accelerator MD to Fund Manager. In this episode, we cover:

 

  • So you …

Investor Stories 99: Post Mortems (Martino, Simoudis, Narasin)

November 14th, 2018

13:34

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Paul Martino Evangelos Simoudis Ben Narasin   Each investor …

174. VCs Ride the Bus, Comeback Cities & Unorthodox Investing

November 7th, 2018

41:22

Roy Bahat of Bloomberg Beta joins Nick to discuss VCs Ride the Bus, Comeback Cities & Unorthodox Investing. In this episode, we cover:

  • Backstory …

Investor Stories 98: The Strange & Unusual (Anderson, O'Reilly, Pascucci)

October 31st, 2018

9:21

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Sarah Anderson Tim O'Reilly Vic Pascucci   Each investor …

173. Corruption, Extortion and the Fight Against Entrenched Interests-- How a VC Saves Startups from Death by Politics (Bradley Tusk)

October 25th, 2018

42:35

Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures joins Nick to discuss Corruption, Extortion and the Fight Against Entrenched Interests-- How a VC Saves Startups from …

Investor Stories 97: Lessons Learned (Einstein, Cohen, Nof)

October 19th, 2018

12:02

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

David Cohen

Ben Einstein

Jordan Nof

Each investor illustrates …

172. Growth Investing in Biotech, Genomics and Pharma (Jim Tananbaum)

October 12th, 2018

49:02

Jim Tananbaum of Foresite Capital joins Nick to discuss Growth Investing in Biotech, Genomics and Pharma. In this episode, we cover:

-His 25 years in the industry working as both an entrepreneur and investor.. often at …

Investor Stories 96: What's Next (Ascher, Medved, Fontana)

October 1st, 2018

8:54

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Brian Ascher
  • Joe Medved
  • Ash Fontana

Each investor discusses …

171. Sports Tech and the Future of eSports (Wayne Kimmel)

September 20th, 2018

42:51

Wayne Kimmel of SeventySix Capital joins Nick to discuss Sports Tech and the Future of eSports. In this episode, we cover:

  • Talk about the investment …

Investor Stories 95: Why I Passed (Kaden, Hardiman, Simoudis)

September 7th, 2018

11:18

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Rebecca Kaden
  • James Hardiman
  • Evangelos Simoudis

  Each investor …

170. Go-to-Market Fit, Tidal Waves, Category Leadership & Split-Personalities (Tae Hea Nahm)

August 25th, 2018

38:11

Tae Hea Nahm of Storm Ventures joins Nick to discuss Go-to-Market Fit, Tidal Waves, Category Leadership & Split-Personalities. In this …

Investor Stories 94: The Strange & Unusual (Ramanujam, Turner, Leitersdorf)

August 16th, 2018

8:56

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Madhavan Ramanujam Guy Turner Yoav Leitersdorf

Each investor …

Investor Stories 93: Lessons Learned (Zuberi, Coelius, Galbut)

August 8th, 2018

9:53

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Bilal Zuberi Zach Coelius Elizabeth Galbut

Each investor …

169. Product is Paramount (Brian Ascher)

July 30th, 2018

42:22

Brian Ascher of Venrock joins Nick to discuss Product is Paramount. In this episode, we cover:

  •  What is your story at Venrock and how have both …

Investor Stories 92: What's Next (Martino, Calacanis, Farmer)

July 21st, 2018

8:02

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Paul Martino
  • Jason Calacanis
  • Chris Farmer

Each investor …

168. Leadership from Origin to Scale (Carter Cast)

July 16th, 2018

56:33

Carter Cast of Pritzker Group joins Nick to discuss Leadership from Origin to Scale. In this episode, we cover:

  • You’ve been a manager and leader in …

Investor Stories 91: Why I Passed (Anderson, Fontana, Duovos)

July 12th, 2018

9:36

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Sarah Anderson Ash Fontana Chris Duovos

Each investor highlights …

167. Cram Session, Episodes 113-119 (Nick Moran)

July 5th, 2018

30:02

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 90: Post Mortems (Wallace, Shah, Medved)

July 5th, 2018

9:02

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured: Brendan Wallace Semil Shah Joe Medved

Each investor discusses a …

166. Techstars: What Worked, What Didn't, What's Next (David Cohen)

June 26th, 2018

43:10

David Cohen of Techstars joins Nick to discuss Techstars: What Worked, What Didn't, What's Next. In this episode, we cover:

  • "What was the original …

Investor Stories 89: The Strange & Unusual (Farmer, Kaden, Narasin)

June 20th, 2018

9:18

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Chris Farmer
  • Rebecca Kaden
  • Ben Narasin

Each investor describes …

165. AV, Mobility, and the Disruption of Big Auto (Evangelos Simoudis)

June 15th, 2018

44:48

Evangelos Simoudis of Synapse Partners joins Nick to discuss AV, Mobility, and the Disruption of Big Auto. In this episode, we cover:

 

Backstory / Path to becoming an investor What is the investment focus/philosophy …

Investor Stories 88: Lessons Learned (Hardiman, Benaich, Martino)

June 12th, 2018

10:34

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • James Hardiman
  • Nathan Benaich
  • Paul Martino

Each investor …

164. The Cat and Mouse Game of Cyber Security -- Israel, CISOs, and GDPR (Yoav Leitersdorf)

June 8th, 2018

46:52

Yoav Leitersdorf of YL Ventures joins Nick to discuss The Cat and Mouse Game of Cyber Security -- Israel, CISOs, and GDPR. In this episode, we cover:

Investor Stories 87: What's Next (Nof, Olsen, Galbut)

June 5th, 2018

7:39

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Jordan Nof
  • Chris Olsen
  • Elizabeth Galbut

 

Each investor …

The 'Softbank Effect', Financial Discipline and the Interworkings of a Top Seed Investment Firm

May 31st, 2018

54:25

Joe Medved of Lerer Hippeau joins Nick to discuss The 'Softbank Effect', Financial Discipline and the Interworkings of a Top Seed Investment Firm. In …

Investor Stories 86: My Investing Strategy (Roberts, Collett, Scevak)

May 29th, 2018

7:23

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Bryce Roberts -Mike Collett -Niki Scevak   Each investor …

Investor Stories 85: Why I Passed (Pascucci, Einstein, Kurzweil, Verrill)

May 12th, 2018

9:23

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Vic Pascucci
  • Ben Einstein
  • Ethan Kurzweil
  • David Verrill

162. LP Value Creation, Why DPI is King, and Secondaries as a Means of Exit (Sarah Anderson)

May 2nd, 2018

48:47

Sarah Anderson of Cintrifuse joins Nick to discuss LP Value Creation, Why DPI is King, and Secondaries as a Means of Exit. In this episode, we cover:

Investor Stories 84: Post Mortems (Zuberi, Ramanujem, O'Reilly)

April 24th, 2018

10:44

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Bilal Zuberi
  • Madhavan Ramanujem
  • Tim O'Reilly

Each investor …

161. Why SaaS is not a fit for VC and How AI Compounds Competitive Advantage (Ash Fontana)

April 19th, 2018

50:34

Ash Fontana of Zetta Venture Partners joins Nick to discuss Why SaaS is not a fit for VC and How AI Compounds Competitive Advantage. In this episode, …

Investor Stories 83: The Strange & Unusual (Eakman, Duovos, Shah)

April 16th, 2018

11:35

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Lindel Eakman
  • Chris Duovos
  • Semil Shah

Each investor …

153. Cram Session, Episodes 105-111 (Nick Moran)

April 11th, 2018

31:50

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 82: Lessons Learned (Mohnot, Turner, Narasin)

April 2nd, 2018

12:37

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Sheel Mohnot
  • Guy Turner
  • Ben Narasin

Each investor illustrates a …

160. Better Diversity, Better Outcomes (Elizabeth Galbut)

March 28th, 2018

45:22

Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures joins Nick to discuss Better Diversity, Better Outcomes. In this episode, we cover:

  • Her involvement in creating …

Investor Stories 81: What's Next (Pascucci, Wallace, Kaden)

March 20th, 2018

6:44

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Vic Pascucci
  • Brendan Wallace
  • Rebecca Kaden 

Each investor …

159. The Pioneer of Post-Seed (Paul Martino)

March 13th, 2018

47:06

Paul Martino of Bullpen Capital joins Nick to discuss the emergence of the Post-Seed round. In this episode, we cover:

  • Why Paul passed on joining …

Investor Stories 80: My Investing Strategy (Boyce, Nof, Gurrieri)

March 2nd, 2018

7:37

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Peter Boyce
  • Jordan Nof
  • Sergio Gurrieri 

Each investor describes …

158. The Deep Tech Debate: Why Invest in a Capital Intensive, Long Time-to-Exit Category? (James Hardiman)

February 26th, 2018

40:20

James Hardiman of Data Collective joins Nick to discuss The Deep Tech Debate: Why Invest in a Capital Intensive, Long Time-to-Exit Category?. In this …

Investor Stories 79: Why I Invested (Farmer, Olsen, Cowan)

February 20th, 2018

11:53

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Chris Farmer
  • Chris Olsen
  • David Cowan

Each investor describes a …

157. USV's Newest GP on Leveraged Growth, the Consumer Echo Chamber & Customer Obsession (Rebecca Kaden)

February 15th, 2018

34:27

Rebecca Kaden of Union Square Ventures joins Nick to discuss USV's Newest GP on Leveraged Growth, Consumer Brand Building & Customer Obsession. …

156. Chaos Capital, the new Micro VC Movement and LPs Chasing Hype (Chris Douvos)

February 7th, 2018

59:48

Chris Douvos, the Super LP, joins Nick to discuss Chaos Capital, the new Micro VC Movement and LPs Chasing Hype. In this episode, we cover:

  • How his …

Investor Stories 78: Why I Passed (Coelius, Benaich, Calacanis)

February 1st, 2018

7:07

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Zach Coelius -Nathan Benaich -Jason Calacanis   Each investor …

155. Predicting Technology Shifts Before they Happen (Tim O'Reilly)

January 26th, 2018

1:03:02

The Trend Spotter joins us today on the program. Tim O'Reilly is one of the top minds in tech, who has predicted and/or driven many of the movements …

Investor Stories 77: The Strange & Unusual (Larkins & Galston, Einstein, Zuberi)

January 23rd, 2018

7:51

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Stuart Larkins & Ezra Galston
  • Ben Einstein
  • Bilal Zuberi 

154. NEA's Investment Process & The Key Ingredients for Startup Success (Ben Narasin)

January 15th, 2018

1:00:13

Ben Narasin of NEA joins Nick to discuss how NEA makes decisions, why he joined the firm and the key traits he looks for in founders. In this episode, we cover:

-Why he made the move to NEA -His Investment focus -the …

Investor Stories 76: What's Next (Turner, Triest & DeMarrais, Mougayar, Ramanujam)

January 10th, 2018

9:01

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Guy Turner -Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais -William …

153. How Experimentation Empowers Vision & How Corporates Create an Innovation Culture (Eric Ries)

January 5th, 2018

53:15

Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup and The Startup Way, joins Nick to discuss his new book and his response to the naysayers. In this episode, we …

152. Cram Session, Episodes 96-103 (Nick Moran)

December 28th, 2017

30:46

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 75: Lessons Learned (Buttrick, Shah, Paley)

December 24th, 2017

8:45

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • John Buttrick
  • Semil Shah
  • Eric Paley

Each investor illustrates a …

151. Kingmaking, De-Risking Every Investment & the Future of Real Estate Tech (Brendan Wallace)

December 14th, 2017

47:03

Brendan Wallace of Fifth Wall Ventures joins Nick to discuss Kingmaking, De-Risking Every Investment & the Future of Real Estate Tech.  In this …

150. From Running a VC Firm to Running for Governor (J.B. Pritzker)

December 6th, 2017

35:35

J.B. Pritzker of Pritzker Group Venture Capital joins Nick to discuss his impact on tech in Illinois, where he gets his motivation and why he's …

Investor Stories 74: Why I Invested (Tsai, Greathouse, Eakman)

December 1st, 2017

11:49

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Christine Tsai -John Greathouse -Lindel Eakman   Each investor …

149. Startup Moats, Deep Tech & Where Science Fiction becomes Science Fact (Bilal Zuberi)

November 29th, 2017

47:42

Bilal Zuberi of Lux Capital joins Nick to discuss Startup Moats. In this episode, we cover:

  • An overview of moats
  • Example companies with moats
  • How to …

148. New Founders, New Stages, New Offerings-- The Only Constant in Venture is Change (Vic Pascucci)

November 22nd, 2017

46:21

Vic Pascucci of Lightbank joins Nick to discuss New Founders, New Stages, New Offerings-- The Only Constant in Venture is Change. In this episode, we …

Investor Stories 73: Why I Passed (Draper, Farmer, Suster)

November 20th, 2017

12:43

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Adam Draper
  • Chris Farmer
  • Mark Suster

Each investor highlights a …

147. Monetization Strategy & Why Price Trumps Product (Madhavan Ramanujam)

November 16th, 2017

36:03

Madhavan Ramanujam of Simon-Kutcher & Partners joins Nick to discuss Monetization Strategy & Why Price Trumps Product. In this episode, we …

Investor Stories 72: The Strange & Unusual (Verrill, Mason, Calacanis)

November 11th, 2017

14:42

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

David Verrill Galen Mason Jason Calacanis

 

To listen more, …

146. Investing in Rocket Ships Before they Take Off (Zach Coelius)

November 8th, 2017

56:33

Zach Coelius of joins Nick to discuss Investing in Rocket Ships Before they Take Off, Part 1. We address questions including:

  • His Path to investing

Investor Stories 71: Lessons Learned (Parker, Scevak, Roberts, Hudson)

November 5th, 2017

11:30

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Andrew Parker
  • Niki Scevak
  • Bryce Roberts
  • Charles Hudson

Each …

145. First Institutional VC Fund Raised-- Key Learnings (Semil Shah)

November 1st, 2017

49:00

Semil Shah of Haystack joins Nick to discuss First Institutional VC Fund Raised-- Key Learnings, Part 1. We address questions including:

  • Maybe we …

Investor Stories 70: What's Next (Einstein, Galston & Larkins, Cowan)

October 27th, 2017

14:38

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Ben Einstein -Ezra Galston & Stuart Larkins -David Cowan

Each …

144. The 8 Startup Profiles & Those that Make the Strongest Investments (Guy Turner)

October 25th, 2017

42:54

Guy Turner of Hyde Park Venture Partners joins Nick to cover founder profiles and the characteristics that lead to the strongest startups. We address …

Investor Stories 69: Exceptional Founders (Olsen, Acunzo, Collett)

October 20th, 2017

8:27

In today's special segment the following investors are featured:

  • Chris Olsen
  • Jay Acunzo
  • Mike Collett

143. Beacon: Modernizing the VC Firm, Part 2 (Chris Farmer)

October 14th, 2017

33:30

Today we publish part two of the interview with Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures. In this segment we address:

  • Why he's using Beacon to make VC …

142. Beacon: An Engineering Systems Approach to Investing, Part 1 (Chris Farmer)

October 4th, 2017

34:57

Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures joins Nick to discuss his firm and their platform, Beacon, a robust data engine that reveals the best sector, …

Investor Stories 68: My Investing Strategy (Benaich, Kurzweil, Triest & DeMarrais)

September 28th, 2017

9:14

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Nathan Benaich
  • Ethan Kurzweil
  • Jonathon Triest & Brett …

141. Cram Session, Episodes 87-94 (Nick Moran)

September 25th, 2017

28:22

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 67: Why I Invested (Nof, Wilkins, Sanwal)

September 1st, 2017

11:50

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Jordan Nof Pete Wilkins Anand Sanwal Each investor highlights a …

140. Navigating the Future of IoT (Panel Discussion)

August 23rd, 2017

52:12

UILabs recently hosted a panel of IoT experts to discuss the future roadmap for IoT.  I moderated the discussion and the panel included: Ben Forgan, …

Investor Stories 66: Why I Passed (Mougayar, Mohnot, Cowan)

August 18th, 2017

8:00

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- William Mougayar

- Sheel Mohnot

- David Cowan

Each investor …

Investor Stories 65: Lessons Learned (Tunguz, Davis, Draper, Eakman)

August 4th, 2017

9:27

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Tom Tunguz

- Mark Peter Davis

- Adam Draper

- Lindel Eakman

Each …

139. How to Angel Invest like the Best, Part 2 (Jason Calacanis)

July 25th, 2017

35:26

Jason Calacanis is back for part 2 of the interview to discuss his book and secrets to successful angel investing. We address questions including: …

138. How to Angel Invest Like the Best, Part 1 (Jason Calacanis)

July 20th, 2017

38:07

Jason Calacanis joins Nick to discuss his new book and his secrets to successful angel investing. We address questions including:

- Why Jason wrote …

Investor Stories 64: What’s Next (Acunzo, Rose, Scevak)

June 30th, 2017

10:02

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Jay Acunzo

- David S. Rose

- Niki Scevak

Each investor discusses …

137. Cram Session, Episodes 79-85 (Nick Moran)

June 19th, 2017

25:58

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 63: Exceptional Founders (Boyce, Ramsinghani, Greathouse)

June 5th, 2017

12:39

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Peter Boyce

- Mahendra Ramsinghani

- John Greathouse

Each …

136. Dispelling Conventional Wisdom in VC, Part 2 | Should Seed Investors Follow-on? (Eric Paley)

May 26th, 2017

33:13

Today we cover Part 2 of Dispelling Conventional Wisdom in VC with Eric Paley of Founder Collective. In this segment we address: I wanted to get your …

135. Dispelling Conventional Wisdom in VC, Part 1 | Does Capital Drive Outcomes? (Eric Paley)

May 18th, 2017

32:36

Eric Paley of Founder Collective joins Nick to dispell some conventional wisdom in VC. We address questions including:

- What’s the focus at Founder …

Investor Stories 62: My Investing Strategy (Parker, Suster, Shah)

May 5th, 2017

11:45

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Parker
  • Suster
  • Shah

Each investor describes their …

134. The Importance of Storytelling, VC EQ, and the LP-GP Dating Game, Part 2 (James R. ‘Trey’ Hart III)

April 25th, 2017

34:50

Trey Hart of Northern Trust is back to cover Part 2 of the GP-LP relationship. In this segment we address:

- Key mistakes that GPs make

- The key …

133. The Importance of Storytelling, VC EQ, and the LP-GP Dating Game, Part 1 (James R. ‘Trey’ Hart III)

April 21st, 2017

44:34

Trey Hart, SVP of 50 South Capital at Northern Trust, joins Nick for a deep dive on the relationship between LPs and GPs. In Part 1, we will address questions including: Trey’s path to becoming an LP His thoughts on …

132. Nick Moran is Interviewed on Bootstrapping in America

April 13th, 2017

15:57

TastyTrade was kind enough to invite Nick on their program, Bootstrapping in America.  In this episode the interview audio will be available on the podcast and the video is here on the blog.  Hosts Kristi, Ross, and …

Investor Stories 61: Why I Invested (Roberts, Struhl, Verrill)

March 30th, 2017

11:41

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Roberts
  • Struhl
  • Verrill

Each investor highlights a situation …

131. How Amazon, Fitbit & Snap Won; Where Apple, Pebble & Google Did Not, Part 2 (Ben Einstein)

March 23rd, 2017

27:15

Today we cover Part 2 of hardware products that have succeeded where others failed with Ben Einstein of Bolt. In this segment we address: You’ve …

130. How Amazon, Fitbit & Snap Won; Where Apple, Pebble & Google Did Not, Part 1 (Ben Einstein)

March 16th, 2017

31:29

Ben Einstein of Bolt joins Nick to cover Hardware products that have succeeded where others failed, Part 1. We will address questions including: To …

Investor Stories 60: Why I Passed (Triest & DeMarrais, Tsai, Larkins & Galston)

March 8th, 2017

10:32

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Triest & DeMarrais

- Tsai

- Larkins & Galston

Each …

129. Cram Session, Episodes 73-78 (Nick Moran)

March 1st, 2017

25:40

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

128. Sector & Niche Focused Funds, p2 and Driving Value with a Regulatory Focus (Jordan Nof)

February 24th, 2017

32:05

Today we cover Part 2 of Sector & Niche Focused Funds with Jordan Nof of Tusk Ventures. In this segment we address: Given the current regulatory …

127. Sector & Niche Focused Funds, Part 1 (Jordan Nof)

February 22nd, 2017

32:15

Jordan Nof, head of investments at Tusk Ventures, joins Nick to cover Sector & Niche Focused Funds, Part 1. We will address questions including: Today we are talking about Sector/Niche Focused Funds. First off, at a …

Investor Stories 59: Lessons Learned (Olsen, Collett, Sanwal)

February 16th, 2017

9:58

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Olsen

- Collett

- Sanwal

Each investor illustrates a critical …

126. Cram Session, Episodes 67-72 (Nick Moran)

February 10th, 2017

27:17

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 58: What’s Next (Kurzweil, Buttrick, Hudson)

February 3rd, 2017

10:27

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Kurzweil -Buttrick -Hudson

Each investor discusses sectors, …

125. Space Tech Investing, Part 2 (David Cowan)

January 26th, 2017

24:43

Today we cover Part 2 of Space Tech Investing with David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners. In this segment we address: Why is SpaceX moving the industry forward in the wrong direction? I recently read a Fortune …

124. Space Tech Investing, Part 1 (David Cowan)

January 19th, 2017

27:21

David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners joins Nick to cover Space Tech Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: First off, David what was the thought process that led you to invest in this area? You’ve …

123. Cram Session, Episodes 61-66 (Nick Moran)

January 11th, 2017

15:40

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

122. Customer-centric Startup Investing Down Under, Part 2 (Niki Scevak)

December 28th, 2016

26:23

Today we cover Part 2 of Customer-centric Startup Investing Down Under with Niki Scevak of Blackbird Ventures. In this segment we address: What’s your take on water and the water crisis in Australia?  How do you see …

121. Customer-centric Startup Investing Down Under, Part 1 (Niki Scevak)

December 22nd, 2016

27:30

Niki Scevak of Blackbird Ventures joins Nick to discuss Customer-centric Startup Investing Down Under, Part 1. We will address questions including: To start off… in your estimation, what are the key factors that make a …

120. Cram Session, Episodes 55-60 (Nick Moran)

December 14th, 2016

28:54

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 56: My Investing Strategy (Mohnot, Mougayar, Tunguz)

December 8th, 2016

12:00

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Mohnot
  • Mougayar
  • Tunguz

Each investor describes their …

119. Economic Theory in Venture Capital, Part 2 (Mark Suster)

December 3rd, 2016

38:34

Today we cover Part 2 of Economic Theory in Venture Capital with Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures. In this segment we address:

What are your impressions of what Bryce Roberts is doing at Indie VC?

How have your thoughts …

118. Economic Theory in Venture Capital, Part 1 (Mark Suster)

November 30th, 2016

32:35

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures joins Nick to cover Economic Theory in Venture Capital, Part 1. We will address questions including: You’ve written about a major lesson from Clayton Christensen’s book, the Innovator’s …

Investor Stories 55: Why I Passed (Roberts, Heymann, Eakman)

November 26th, 2016

8:01

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Roberts

- Heymann

- Eakman

Each investor highlights a situation …

Investor Stories 54: Why I Invested in Regroup Therapy (Moran, Cohn, Saunders)

November 22nd, 2016

28:16

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Moran
  • Cohn
  • Saunders

Each investor highlights a situation where …

117. Index Investing, Mastering Dealflow & Seeing Everything at Series A, Part 2 (Galen Mason & Brian Axelrad)

November 18th, 2016

38:16

Galen Mason & Brian Axelrad of Service Provider Capital join Nick to cover Part 2 of their unique approach to using service providers to source …

116. Index Investing, Mastering Dealflow & Seeing Everything at Series A, Part 1 (Galen Mason & Brian Axelrad)

November 16th, 2016

35:50

Galen Mason & Brian Axelrad of Service Provider Capital join Nick to cover Part 1 of their unique approach to using service providers to source …

115. Cram Session, Episodes 50-54 (Nick Moran)

November 11th, 2016

30:39

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 53: Lessons Learned (Heltzer, Larkins & Galston, McClure)

November 9th, 2016

10:35

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Heltzer

- Larkins and Galston

- McClure

Each investor …

114. The Next Great Startup Ecosystem is… Part 2 (Chris Olsen)

November 4th, 2016

28:33

Today we cover Part 2 of The Next Great Startup Ecosystem with Chris Olsen of Drive Capital. In this segment we address: Chris’ thoughts on engineering talent retention in the midwest vs. the valley If the region …

113. The Next Great Startup Ecosystem is… Part 1 (Chris Olsen)

November 3rd, 2016

27:32

Chris Olsen of Drive Capital joins Nick to talk about the next great venture ecosystem: The Midwest.  We review the following: How Chris first …

112. Cram Session, Episodes 46-49 (Nick Moran)

October 28th, 2016

29:47

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 52: What’s Next (Draper, Ramsinghani, Parker)

October 26th, 2016

9:50

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Ben Einstein -Ezra Galston & Stuart Larkins -David Cowan

Each …

111. Developer Platform Investing, Part 2 (Ethan Kurzweil)

October 20th, 2016

34:55

Today we cover Part 2 of Developer Platform Investing with Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners. In this segment we address: His 8 commandments of building big developer-focused businesses How he uses these …

110. Developer Platform Investing, Part 1 (Ethan Kurzweil)

October 17th, 2016

26:03

Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners joins Nick to cover Developer Platform Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: What it means for a startup to have a developer platform focus Why Ethan has …

109. Cram Session, Episodes 41-44 (Nick Moran)

October 7th, 2016

30:03

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 50: My Investing Strategy (Acunzo, Rose, Hudson)

October 4th, 2016

8:06

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Acunzo
  • Rose
  • Hudson

Each investor describes their …

108. Reinventing Venture Capital, Part 2 (Bryce Roberts)

September 29th, 2016

34:53

Today we cover Part 2 of Reinventing Venture Capital with Bryce Roberts of Indie VC. In this segment we address: What are your filters, what level of traction are you looking for and what else do you like to see in …

107. Reinventing Venture Capital, Part 1 (Bryce Roberts)

September 28th, 2016

35:40

Bryce Roberts of Indie VC & OATV joins Nick to cover Reinventing Venture Capital, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us …

Investor Stories 49: Why I Invested (Polovets, Collett, Benaich)

September 22nd, 2016

11:27

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Polovets
  • Collett
  • Benaich

Each investor highlights a situation …

106. Underserved Startup Ecosystems, Part 2 (Stuart Larkins & Ezra Galston)

September 16th, 2016

27:12

Today we cover Part 2 of Underserved Startup Ecosystems with Stuart Larkins & Ezra Galston of Chicago Ventures. In this segment we address: Their opinion on why the majority of HNW accredited investors have never …

105. Underserved Startup Ecosystems, Part 1 (Stuart Larkins & Ezra Galston)

September 15th, 2016

34:34

Stuart Larkins & Ezra Galston of Chicago Ventures join Nick to cover Underserved Startup Ecosystems, Part 1. We will address questions including: What do you think are the key ingredients for a startup ecosystem? In …

Investor Stories 48: Why I Passed (Greathouse, Boyce, Huston)

September 9th, 2016

10:30

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Greathouse

- Boyce

- Huston

Each investor highlights a situation …

104. Cram Session, Episodes 37-40 (Nick Moran)

September 7th, 2016

31:28

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

103. The Limited Partner, Part 2 (Lindel Eakman)

September 1st, 2016

29:19

Today we cover Part 2 of The Limited Partner with Lindel Eakman of . In this segment we address: Do you think that LP investment strategy is driving the strategy of individual fund managers? Why or why not? What are the …

102. The Limited Partner, Part 1 (Lindel Eakman)

August 31st, 2016

34:33

Lindel Eakman of Foundry Group Next joins Nick to cover The Limited Partner, Part 1.  We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your background and your path to becoming an LP? Can you talk about your …

Investor Stories 47: Lessons Learned (Tsai, Mougayar, Shah)

August 25th, 2016

7:50

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Tsai

- Mougayar

- Shah

Each investor illustrates a critical …

101. The Man Behind the Mic, Part 2 (Nick Moran interviewed by Colin Keeley)

August 18th, 2016

36:24

In this episode we flip the script and the host of Tech in Chicago, Colin Keeley, interviews Nick Moran with questions from the listeners including: …

100. The Man Behind the Mic, Part 1 (Nick Moran interviewed by Colin Keeley)

August 18th, 2016

40:20

For this milestone #100 episode, the host of Tech in Chicago, Colin Keeley, interviews Nick Moran with questions from the listeners including: Nick, …

Investor Stories 46: What’s Next (Gurrieri, Wilkins, Mohnot)

August 12th, 2016

11:11

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Gurrieri -Wilkins -Mohnot

Each investor discusses sectors, …

99. Public Policy for Angel Investors, Part 2 (David Verrill)

August 5th, 2016

31:17

Today we cover Part 2 of Public Policy for Angel Investors with David Verrill of Hub Angels Investment Group. In this segment we address: Recently I …

98. Public Policy for Angel Investors, Part 1 (David Verrill)

August 4th, 2016

30:14

David Verrill of the Hub Angels Investment Group joins Nick to cover Public Policy for Angel Investors, Part 1. We will address questions including: …

97. Student-Focused VC Funds, Part 2 (Peter Boyce II)

July 29th, 2016

29:11

Today we cover Part 2 of Student-Focused VC Funds with Peter Boyce II of General Catalyst & Rough Draft Ventures. In this segment we address: One …

96. Student-Focused VC Funds, Part 1 (Peter Boyce II)

July 28th, 2016

28:40

Peter Boyce II of General Catalyst & Rough Draft Ventures joins Nick to cover Student-Focused Venture Funds, Part 1. We will address questions including: Today we’re talking about University and Student-focused …

Investor Stories 44: My Investing Strategy (Buttrick, Sanwal, O’Donnell)

July 21st, 2016

17:17

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Buttrick
  • Sanwal
  • O'Donnell

Each investor describes their …

95. Q&A – Nick Answers Questions from the Listeners (Nick Moran)

July 19th, 2016

18:58

In this episode, Nick answers questions from the listeners including: First off, a question from Dave at a family office in the midwest…  Dave asks: “Nick, I recently reviewed a great startup but am not going to pursue …

94. What’s Wrong with Venture? Part 2 (Dave McClure)

July 14th, 2016

26:42

Today we cover Part 2 of “What’s Wrong with Venture?” with Dave McClure of 500 Startups. In this segment we address: Are there any problematic issues that you’ve observed w/ founders? Any thoughts on who might be one of …

93. What’s Wrong with Venture? Part 1 (Dave McClure)

July 13th, 2016

26:20

Welcome back to TFR.  We’ve got a good one today as we welcome one of the most respected and polarizing figures in venture, Dave McClure, to the …

Investor Stories 43: Why I Invested (Davis, Heymann, Ramsinghani)

July 8th, 2016

10:18

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Davis
  • Heymann
  • Ramsinghani

Each investor highlights a situation …

92. Cram Session, Episodes 32-36 (Nick Moran)

July 6th, 2016

31:59

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

91. SpaceX & Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars, Part 2 (Tim Urban)

June 29th, 2016

39:18

Today we cover Part 2 of SpaceX & Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars with Tim Urban of Wait but Why. In this segment we address: When does Elon project that the first crew of people will land on Mars? The surface of Mars …

90. SpaceX & Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars, Part 1 (Tim Urban)

June 28th, 2016

42:02

Tim Urban of Wait but Why joins Nick to cover SpaceX & Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars, Part 1. We will address questions including: Tim, can you start us off by telling us your story and how that led to the launch of …

89. Cram Session, Episodes 26-31 (Nick Moran)

June 24th, 2016

28:21

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 42: Why I Passed (Struhl, Collett, Hudson)

June 22nd, 2016

8:40

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Struhl

- Collett

- Hudson

Each investor highlights a situation …

88. Fintech Investing, Part 2 (Sheel Mohnot)

June 19th, 2016

24:43

Today we cover Part 2 of Fintech Investing with Sheel Mohnot of 500 Startups. In this segment we address: What was your business, Fee Fighters, doing in the payment category of fintech and how did that lead to an exit? …

87. Fintech Investing, Part 1 (Sheel Mohnot)

June 15th, 2016

24:46

Sheel Mohnot of 500 Startups joins Nick to cover Fintech Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you talk about your experience at 500 and how the fintech fund and accelerator are related? How do you …

86. Cram Session, Episodes 18-21 (Nick Moran)

June 9th, 2016

29:19

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 41: Lessons Learned (Triest & DeMarrais, Polovets, Rose)

June 7th, 2016

12:52

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Triest and DeMarrais

- Polovets

- Roes

Each investor illustrates …

85. The Cap Table, Part 2 (John Buttrick & Sean Moran)

June 2nd, 2016

28:41

Today we cover Part 2 of The Cap Table with John Buttrick of Union Square Ventures & Sean Moran of eshares. In this segment we address: John, …

84. The Cap Table, Part 1 (John Buttrick & Sean Moran)

June 1st, 2016

29:12

John Buttrick of Union Square Ventures & Sean Moran of eshares joins Nick to cover The Cap Table, Part 1. We will address questions including: John, can you walk us through your background and how you became …

83. Cram Session, Episodes 11-17 (Nick Moran)

May 26th, 2016

47:27

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this …

Investor Stories 40: What’s Next (Benaich, Tsai, Carter)

May 24th, 2016

10:28

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Benaich -Tsai -Carter

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers …

82. Getting Smart on a New Market, Part 2 (Charles Hudson)

May 20th, 2016

38:17

Today we cover Part 2 of Getting Smart on a New Market with Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures. In this segment we address: How do you look at companies addressing industries where the incumbent product offerings are …

81. Getting Smart on a New Market, Part 1 (Charles Hudson)

May 17th, 2016

41:44

Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures joins Nick to cover Getting Smart on a New Market, Part 1. We will address questions including: What Charles’ experience at SoftTech was like and how he made the transition to …

Investor Stories 39: Why I Invested (Shah, Huston, Draper)

May 5th, 2016

8:40

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Shah
  • Huston
  • Draper

Each investor highlights a situation where …

80. Hardware Investing, Part 2 (Avidan Ross)

April 29th, 2016

37:23

Today we cover Part 2 of Hardware Investing with Avidan Ross of Root Ventures. In this segment we address: Examples of Trojan Horse hardware businesses that Avidan has invested in Many view hardware as very capital …

79. Hardware Investing, Part 1 (Avidan Ross)

April 27th, 2016

37:49

Avidan Ross of Root Ventures joins Nick to cover Hardware Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: His thoughts on why hardware and physical good brands dominate the rankings of people’s favorite brands …

78. Artificial Intelligence Investing, Part 2 (Nathan Benaich)

April 14th, 2016

37:02

Today we cover Part 2 of Artificial Intelligence Investing with Nathan Benaich of Playfair Capital. In this segment we address: Can you provide an overview of the funding landscape for AI in recent years and the major …

77. Artificial Intelligence Investing, Part 1 (Nathan Benaich)

April 11th, 2016

41:39

Nathan Benaich of Playfair Capital joins Nick to cover Artificial Intelligence Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can we start off w/ a simple definition of artificial intelligence? The term …

Investor Stories 37: My Investing Strategy (Heymann, Wilkins, Day)

April 5th, 2016

12:39

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Heymann
  • Wilkins
  • Day

Each investor describes their …

76. No Fun Allowed, Part 2 (Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais)

April 1st, 2016

21:56

Today we cover Part 2 of No Fun Allowed with Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais of Ludlow Ventures. In this segment we address: Peter thiel has famously asked the question: “What’ something you believe to be true, …

75. No Fun Allowed, Part 1 (Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais)

March 25th, 2016

20:10

Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais of Ludlow Ventures join Nick to cover No Fun Allowed, Part 1. We will address questions including: Jonathon, can you start us off w/ you background and path to investing in …

Investor Stories 36: Lessons Learned (Acunzo, Greathouse, Ramsinghani)

March 18th, 2016

10:20

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Acunzo

- Greathouse

- Ramsinghani

Each investor illustrates a …

Investor Stories 35: Why I Invested in Tovala (Moran, Rabie, Heltzer)

March 16th, 2016

31:39

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Moran
  • Rabie
  • Heltzer

Each investor highlights a situation where …

74. Virtual Reality Investing, Part 2 (Adam Draper)

March 11th, 2016

26:22

Today we cover Part 2 of Virtual Reality Investing with Adam Draper of Boost VC. In this segment we address: VR, in various phases of maturity, has been around for a long time. Why do you think the next few years is the …

73. Virtual Reality Investing, Part 1 (Adam Draper)

March 9th, 2016

23:10

Adam Draper of Boost VC joins Nick to cover Virtual Reality Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your …

Investor Stories 34: What’s Next (Davis, Sanwal, Collett)

March 5th, 2016

9:05

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Davis -Sanwal -Collett

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers …

72. Blockchain Investing, Part 2 (William Mougayar)

March 3rd, 2016

30:16

Today we cover Part 2 of Blockchain Investing with William Mougayar of Virtual Capital Ventures . In this segment we address: What are your thoughts on what the future looks like in a much more decentralized …

71. Blockchain Investing, Part 1 (William Mougayar)

March 2nd, 2016

31:02

William Mougayar of Virtual Capital Ventures joins Nick to cover Blockchain Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you start off …

Investor Stories 33: Why I Invested (Heltzer, Goldberg, Parker)

February 25th, 2016

15:03

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Heltzer
  • Goldberg
  • Parker

Each investor highlights a situation …

70. Building an Investor Brand, Part 2 (Jay Acunzo & John Gannon)

February 23rd, 2016

29:01

Today we cover Part 2 of Building an Investor Brand with Jay Acunzo & John Gannon of NextView Ventures. In this segment we address: Jay, how do you approach outsourcing for the Traction Podcast? John, what other …

69. Building an Investor Brand, Part 1 (Jay Acunzo & John Gannon)

February 17th, 2016

30:40

Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures & John Gannon of BEMAVEN join Nick to cover Building an Investor Brand, Part 1. We will address questions including: Jay, can you start us off by talking about why VCs and in some …

68. The Bloomberg for Private Companies, Part 2 (Anand Sanwal)

February 8th, 2016

23:25

Today we cover Part 2 of The Bloomberg for Private Companies with Anand Sanwal of CB Insights. In this segment we address: We hear people say that they invest in marketplaces, education, drones, healthcare, IoT, SaaS, …

67. The Bloomberg for Private Companies, Part 1 (Anand Sanwal)

February 8th, 2016

21:13

Anand Sanwal of CB Insights joins Nick to cover The Bloomberg for Startups, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your …

Investor Stories 31: My Investing Strategy (Ramsinghani, Tsai, Gasser)

January 29th, 2016

19:37

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Ramsinghani
  • Tsai
  • Gasser

Each investor describes their …

66. From Angel Group to Venture Fund, Part 2 (Maia Heymann)

January 27th, 2016

21:43

Today we cover Part 2 of From Angel Group to Venture Fund with Maia Heymann of Converge Venture Partners. In this segment we address: What are the reasons why this structure attracts more great entrepreneurs? Have you …

65. From Angel Group to Venture Fund, Part 1 (Maia Heymann)

January 26th, 2016

24:55

Maia Heymann of Converge Venture Partners joins Nick to cover ‘From Angel Group to Venture Fund, Part 1’. We will address questions including: Can …

Investor Stories 30: Why I Invested in Cybrary (Moran, Label, Corey)

January 22nd, 2016

32:15

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Moran
  • Label
  • Corey

Each investor highlights a situation where …

64. The Fast No, Part 2 (Mike Collett)

January 20th, 2016

21:52

Today we cover Part 2 of The Fast No with Mike Collett of Promus Ventures. In this segment we address: Do you approach evaluation like a funnel …

63. The Fast No, Part 1 (Mike Collett)

January 19th, 2016

25:12

Mike Collett of Promus Ventures joins Nick to cover The Fast No, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you start off by walking through …

Investor Stories 29: Why I Passed (Shah, Wilkins, Parker)

January 15th, 2016

11:56

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Shah

- Wilkins

- Parker

Each investor highlights a situation …

62. Diversity in Venture Capital, Part 2 (Christine Tsai)

January 13th, 2016

23:02

Today we cover Part 2 of Diversity in Venture Capital with Christine Tsai of 500 Startups. In this segment we address: You’ve said “The best thing women in tech can do is to invest in other women,” Last fall, 500 …

61. Diversity in Venture Capital, Part 1 (Christine Tsai)

January 12th, 2016

28:05

Christine Tsai of 500 Startups joins Nick to cover Diversity in Venture Capital, Part 1. We will address questions including: The Information recently published their “Future List” study, conducted w/ Social Capital on …

Investor Stories 28: What’s Next (Greathouse, Medved, Huston)

January 8th, 2016

7:07

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Greathouse -Medved -Huston

Each investor discusses sectors, …

60. Algorithm-Based Investing, Part 2 (Andrew Parker)

January 6th, 2016

24:00

Today we cover Part 2 of Algorithms as a Competitive Advantage with Andrew Parker of Spark Capital. In this segment we address: You’ve written about your investments in digital healthcare and education. Where do you see …

59. Algorithm-Based Investing, Part 1 (Andrew Parker)

January 5th, 2016

27:14

Andrew Parker of Spark Capital joins Nick to cover Algorithms as a Competitive Advantage. We will address questions including: Today we are talking data and algorithm-based startups. You’ve written a great deal about …

58. Startup Boards, Part 2 (Mahendra Ramsinghani)

December 22nd, 2015

31:43

Mahendra Ramsinghani joins Nick to cover Startup Boards, Part 2. We will address questions including: What cadence/frequency should Board meetings …

57. Startup Boards, Part 1 (Mahendra Ramsinghani)

December 21st, 2015

29:24

Mahendra Ramsinghani joins Nick to cover Startup Boards, Part 1. We will address questions including: What are the key functions of a board and why …

Investor Stories 26: My Investing Strategy (Davis, Carter, Struhl)

December 18th, 2015

11:47

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Davis
  • Carter
  • Struhl

Each investor describes their …

56. The Hands-on Investor | High-Engagement Investing, Part 2 (John Greathouse)

December 16th, 2015

33:38

John Greathouse of Rincon Venture Partners joins Nick to cover The Hands-on Investor | High-Engagement Investing, Part 2. We will address questions including: The nature and the intensity of your interaction changes …

55. The Hands-on Investor | High-Engagement Investing, Part 1 (John Greathouse)

December 15th, 2015

19:28

John Greathouse of Rincon Venture Partners joins Nick to cover The Hands-on Investor | High-Engagement Investing, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your background and how you became …

Investor Stories 25: Why I Invested (Ahmad, Rose, Tunguz)

December 9th, 2015

13:13

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Ahmad
  • Rose
  • Tunguz

Each investor highlights a situation where …

54. The Path to Series A, Part 2 (Semil Shah)

December 2nd, 2015

28:50

Semil Shah of Haystack joins Nick to cover The Path to Series A, Part 2. We will address questions including: We are all looking for great founders and teams at the seed stage. What additional team dynamics and …

53. The Path to Series A, Part 1 (Semil Shah)

November 25th, 2015

28:11

Semil Shah of Haystack joins Nick to cover The Path to Series A, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us through your background …

Investor Stories 24: Why I Passed (Heltzer, Gurrieri, Hamid)

November 18th, 2015

11:21

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Heltzer

- Guerrieri

- Hamid

Each investor highlights a situation …

52. The Hunt for Investors, Part 2 (Mark Peter Davis)

November 11th, 2015

25:09

Mark Peter Davis of Interplay Ventures joins Nick to cover The Hunt for Investors, Part 2. We will discuss the remaining questions including: When an …

51. The Hunt for Investors, Part 1 (Mark Peter Davis)

November 4th, 2015

26:54

Mark Peter Davis of Interplay Ventures joins Nick to cover The Hunt for Investors, Part 1. We will address questions including: Can you walk us …

Investor Stories 23: Lessons Learned (Struhl, Huston, Wilkins)

October 28th, 2015

7:45

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Struhl

- Huston

- Wilkins

Each investor illustrates a critical …

50. The 3-year Wait is Over | SEC Vote on JOBS Act Title III (David S. Rose)

October 23rd, 2015

53:10

David S. Rose is back on the program.  He is Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures, Founder & Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels, Associate …

Investor Stories 22: What’s Next (Hamid, O’Donnell, Tunguz)

October 14th, 2015

8:22

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Hamid -O'Donnell -Tunguz

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers …

49. The Value of Data, Part 2 (Leo Polovets)

October 7th, 2015

32:52

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures joins Nick to cover The Value of Data, Part Two. We will address questions including: Transitioning to business models …

48. The Value of Data, Part 1 (Leo Polovets)

September 30th, 2015

28:47

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures joins Nick to cover The Value of Data, Part One. We will address questions including: As a startup investor, why did …

47. Entrepreneur-Investor Fit (Peter Wilkins)

September 16th, 2015

52:51

Peter Wilkins of Hyde Park Angels joins Nick to cover Entrepreneur-Investor Fit. We will address questions including: Did you consider raising a …

Investor Stories 20: My Investing Strategy (Huston, Brown, Heltzer)

September 9th, 2015

13:12

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Huston
  • Brown
  • Heltzer

Each investor describes their …

46. The Must-Have Characteristics of SaaS Startups (Tomasz Tunguz)

September 2nd, 2015

40:52

Tom Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures joins Nick to cover The Must-Have Characteristics of Successful SaaS Startups. We will address questions including: …

Investor Stories 19: Why I Invested (Medved, Neumann, Gurrieri)

August 26th, 2015

9:28

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Medved
  • Neumann
  • Gurrieri

Each investor highlights a situation …

45. Angel Best Practices #5 | The Deal, part 1 (Nick Moran)

August 19th, 2015

16:42

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers part 5 of Best Practices for Seed & Angel Investing including: Overview of Seed Investing …

Investor Stories 18: Why I Passed (Mirabile, Polovets, O’Donnell)

August 12th, 2015

14:58

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Mirabile

- Polovets

- O'Donnell

Each investor highlights a …

44. Negotiating a Term Sheet (Jason Heltzer)

August 5th, 2015

37:24

Jason Heltzer of Origin Ventures joins Nick to cover Negotiating a Term Sheet. We will address questions including: Can you first talk about why you chose to write about negotiation? One of the first things to …

Investor Stories 17: What’s Next (Gasser, Struhl, Day)

July 29th, 2015

15:53

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Gasser -Struhl -Day

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers …

43. Why Angels Don’t Do Drugs | Life Sciences Investing (Sergio Gurrieri)

July 22nd, 2015

50:57

Sergio Gurrieri of Tech Coast Angels joins Nick to cover Why Angels Don’t do Drugs | Life Sciences Investing. We will address questions including: Can you first talk about the sector at large and the sub components of …

42. Raising a VC Fund (Jonathan Struhl)

July 8th, 2015

56:39

Jonathan Struhl of Indicator Ventures joins Nick to discuss how he raised his first VC Fund. We will address questions including: What are the types of venture funds and what are their key differences? How do venture …

Investor Stories 15: My Investing Strategy (Hamid, Polovets, Medved)

July 1st, 2015

12:54

     

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Hamid
  • Polovets
  • Medved

Each investor describes their …

41. The Exit (John Huston)

June 24th, 2015

45:45

John Huston of Ohio TechAngels joins Nick to cover The Exit. We will address questions including: How should angel group leaders think about the exit …

Investor Stories 14: Why I Invested (O’Donnell, Blank, Day)

June 17th, 2015

12:01

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • O'Donnell
  • Blank
  • Day

Each investor highlights a situation where …

40. Crowdfunding & The Socialization of Finance (Jon Medved)

June 10th, 2015

50:48

Jon Medved of OurCrowd joins Nick to cover Crowdfunding & The Socialization of Finance. We will address questions including: Goldman Sachs …

Investor Stories 13: Why I Passed (Wilson, Carter, Ahmad)

June 3rd, 2015

11:07

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Wilson

- Carter

- Ahmad

Each investor highlights a situation …

39. Cleantech Investing (Rob Day)

May 27th, 2015

45:29

Rob Day of Black Coral Capital joins Nick to cover Cleantech. We will address questions including: As many in the venture space are aware the cleantech sector overall has underperformed over the last decade and many VCs …

Investor Stories 12: What’s Next? (Polovets, Goldberg, Penchina)

May 13th, 2015

12:02

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Polovets -Goldberg -Penchina

Each investor discusses sectors, …

38. Cross-Border Investing (Michael Goldberg)

May 6th, 2015

38:29

Michael Goldberg of The Bridge Investment Fund joins Nick to cover Cross-Border Investing. We will address questions including: Can you first touch …

37. The Algorithm for Raise Amount & Valuation (Leo Polovets)

April 22nd, 2015

42:59

Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures joins Nick to cover The Algorithm for Raise Amount & Valuation. We will address questions including: You’ve …

Investor Stories 10: My Investing Strategy (Henikoff, Penchina, Neumann)

April 15th, 2015

7:32

     

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Henikoff
  • Penchina
  • Neumann

Each investor describes …

36. SaaS Startup Investing (Mamoon Hamid)

April 8th, 2015

52:41

Mamoon Hamid of The Social+Capital Partnership joins Nick to cover SaaS Startup Investing. We will address questions including: In your words, can you describe what a SaaS startup is and the key elements that define a …

Investor Stories 9: Why I Invested (Carter, Gasser, Go)

April 1st, 2015

13:27

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

  • Carter
  • Gasser
  • Go

Each investor highlights a situation where they …

35. Developing Startup Ecosystems & High-Touch Screening (Eric Gasser)

March 25th, 2015

47:26

Eric Gasser joins Nick to discuss startup ecosystems and how his high-tech & high-touch screening process works at the Tech Coast Angels. We will address questions including: Can you start off by talking about the …

Investor Stories 8: Why I Passed (Brown, Blank, Berkus)

March 18th, 2015

13:27

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Brown

- Blank

- Berkus

Each investor highlights a situation …

34. Lone-Wolves vs VC’s vs Angel Groups vs Syndicates (Nick Moran)

March 11th, 2015

27:18

As promised, today we are doing a comparison of the four major approaches by which earlier stage investors make venture investments. They include the …

Investor Stories 7: What’s Next? (Wheeler, Blank, Wilson)

March 4th, 2015

13:30

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

-Wheeler -Blank -Wilson

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers …

33. AngelList Syndicate Investing (Gil Penchina)

February 25th, 2015

33:56

Gil Penchina joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss Syndicate Investing, including: Can you first provide an overview of your angel portfolio …

Investor Stories 6: My Investing Strategy (Mirabile, Wheeler, Winblad)

February 18th, 2015

11:26

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Mirabile
  • Wheeler
  • Winblad

Each investor describes their …

32. Capital Outside of the Valley (Morris Wheeler, Mike Belsito)

February 11th, 2015

43:30

Morris Wheeler & Mike Belsito join Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss raising & investing capital outside of the Valley, including: What are …

31. The Pitch (David Brown)

January 28th, 2015

35:58

David Brown joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss The Pitch Deck, including: Who is the target audience for the Pitch? Why is it preferred to a …

30. The Dark Side of VC | Predatory Investor Practices (Joanne Wilson)

January 21st, 2015

40:02

Joanne Wilson joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss predatory investor practices and the dark side of venure, including: On the founder-side… …

29. Angel Best Practices #4b | Evaluation, part 2 (Nick Moran)

January 14th, 2015

22:34

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers part 4b of Best Practices for Angel Investing including: Overview of Seed Investing, Developing an …

28. The Investment Readiness Level (Steve Blank)

January 7th, 2015

47:02

Steve Blank joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss the Investment Readiness Level, IRL, including: How have incubator and accelerator investors …

Investor Stories 4: Why I Passed (Henikoff, Neumann, Go)

December 31st, 2014

6:54

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured:

- Henikoff

- Neumann

- Go

Each investor highlights a situation …

27. Angel Best Practices #4a | Evaluation, part 1 (Nick Moran)

December 24th, 2014

16:42

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers part 4a of Best Practices for Angel Investing including: Overview of Seed Investing, Developing an …

26. A New Era of Startup Investing | Angel Evolution (Christopher Mirabile)

December 17th, 2014

49:25

Christopher Mirabile joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss Angel Investing evolution and changes including: Can you briefly summarize the …

25. Angel Best Practices #3 | Deal-Flow (Nick Moran)

December 10th, 2014

12:59

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers part 3 of Best Practices for Seed & Angel Investing including: Overview of Seed Investing, …

24. Angel Best Practices #2 | Strategy (Nick Moran)

December 3rd, 2014

33:57

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers part 2 of Best Practices for Seed Investing including: Overview of Seed Investing, Developing an …

Investor Stories 3: My Investing Strategy (Imran Ahmad, Dave Berkus, Rob Go)

November 26th, 2014

10:31

 

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Imran Ahmad
  • Dave Berkus
  • Rob Go

Each investor describes …

23. Angel Best Practices #1 | Intro & Overview (Nick Moran)

November 19th, 2014

33:29

On this episode of The Full Ratchet Nick covers the first element of Best Practices for Seed & Angel Investing.  This series will be covered in …

22. Lessons from 5 Years of Angel Investing (Gabriel Weinberg)

November 12th, 2014

29:18

Gabriel Weinberg joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss his lessons learned from five years of angel investing including: Can you first highlight …

21. VC Portfolio Strategy (Rob Go)

November 5th, 2014

42:32

Rob Go joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss VC Portfolio Strategy including: What are the five main parameters that VCs consider with regards to …

20. Non-Unicorn Investing (Jerry Neumann)

October 29th, 2014

1:02:40

Jerry Neumann joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss non-Unicorn Investing including: Can you give us a brief overview of Aileen Lee’s study on …

Investor Stories 2: Why I Invested (Dave Berkus, Troy Henikoff, Ann Winblad)

October 22nd, 2014

9:58

On this special segment of the Full Ratchet, the question “Why I Invested in a Startup” is addressed by: Dave Berkus, Troy Henikoff, & Ann …

19. Due Diligence (Imran Ahmad)

October 15th, 2014

41:54

Imran Ahmad joins Nick on the Full Ratchet to discuss Due Diligence including: What is due diligence is and why it is performed? How is a due …

18. Fundraise Types, Sources & Structures (Dave Berkus)

October 8th, 2014

34:40

Dave Berkus joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to talk fundraise types & structures including: Can you start us off with a history of funding …

17. The Accelerator (Troy Henikoff)

October 1st, 2014

35:49

Troy Henikoff joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to talk Startup Accelerators including: Can you start us off with an overview of what an accelerator is …

16. Venture in the Media (Erin Griffith)

September 24th, 2014

44:51

Erin Griffith joins Nick on the podcast to discuss venture in the media including: If you take a 30,000 foot look at the media environment what are the major categories of venture players within media? How has the mix …

Investor Stories 1: Why I Passed (Brad Feld, Ann Winblad, Gabriel Weinberg)

September 17th, 2014

11:35

On this special segment of the Full Ratchet, the question “Why I Passed on investing in a Startup” is addressed by: Brad Feld Ann Winblad & …

15. Cram Session Episodes 1-10 (Nick Moran)

September 10th, 2014

1:03:20

In this episode of The Full Ratchet, the Takeaways and Tips from Episodes 1 – 10 are recapped.  Every once in a while, review episodes will be …

14. The Stages of Fundraising (Ann Winblad)

September 3rd, 2014

40:50

Ann Winblad joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss the stages of fundraising including: We often hear financings referred to as Seed, Series A, …

13. The Convertible Note (Bill Payne)

August 28th, 2014

56:08

Bill Payne joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss the Convertible Note including: What is a Convertible Note? What are it’s key elements and terms …

12. Advising Early-Stage Startups (Glenn Gottfried)

August 21st, 2014

56:29

Glenn Gottfried joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss early-stage advising including: When you first engage, where are startups at in the …

11. The #1 Reason Startups Fail (Gabriel Weinberg)

August 13th, 2014

28:26

Gabriel Weinberg joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss why most startups fail including: Many talk about how startups fail b/c of product or …

10. The Term Sheet (Brad Feld)

August 6th, 2014

57:08

Brad Feld joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss the Term Sheet including: Economic Terms: Valuation Liquidation preference:  preference and …

9. Valuation p2, Ethics & Midwest Venture (Jeffrey Carter)

July 30th, 2014

34:16

Jeffrey Carter (part 2) where we finish the discussion on Valuation and also address ethics, and the Midwest Venture Environment. 

Key Takeaways: I wanted to highlight a few...

 

Itunes:  http://bit.ly/1qL2Uce  

8. Valuation, Part 1 (Jeffrey Carter)

July 23rd, 2014

37:19

Jeffrey Carter  joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss Valuation, including: Why is the valuation and price/share a critical deal term for …

7. Angel Groups (Michael Gruber)

July 16th, 2014

39:38

Michael Gruber joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss Angel Groups, including: What is an angel group? What are the key functions of the Angel …

6. Dealflow (Charlie O’Donnell)

July 9th, 2014

52:40

Charlie O’Donnell joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss dealflow, including: What does the term “dealflow” mean? How do you find great startups? …

5. Evaluating Startups for Investment (George Deeb)

July 2nd, 2014

35:10

George Deeb joins Nick on the Full Ratchet to discuss investment criteria & evaluation of startups including: What key questions should a startup …

4. The Startup Ecosystem “Key players” (Howard Tullman)

June 25th, 2014

54:35

Howard Tullman joins Nick to cover key players in the Startup Ecosystem, including: Fund-of-Funds Placement Agents Fundraise Brokers Funding …

3. Angel Investing 101 (David S. Rose)

June 18th, 2014

55:02

David S. Rose joins Nick in the third episode of The Full Ratchet to cover: Accreditation.  What is it?  How to get it?  Is it necessary? What are …

2. Venture Capital — Funds, Angels & Entrepreneurs (Chris Yeh)

June 11th, 2014

54:16

Chris Yeh joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss Venture Capital…  Angels, Funds & Entrepreneurs including:   What is venture capital? Where …

1. The Black Box of Venture Capital (Nick Moran)

May 29th, 2014

12:35

In the first episode of The Full Ratchet, Nick covers: Why he’s doing the podcast What will be covered on the show and What listeners can expect

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