Don't send me your deck

Slide decks have replaced business plans of the previous decade as the document of record to tell a startup’s story. Lots has been written about the ideal length and format for decks so I won’t get into that

Continue reading

Time value of decisions

One of the valuable lessons I learned from a mentor earlier in my career is to appreciate and always consider the time value of decision-making while leading a company. What I mean by this is to consider the relationship between

Continue reading

Comfort with the unknown

A venture capitalist, particularly one investing at the earliest stages, must be comfortable taking risk, and in doing so, trusting the unknown. In the course of venture investing, as in life, it’s impossible to know every challenge that lurks

Continue reading

3x ROI and 0% churn

Roughly a year ago, we made an investment in Sherpaa Health. Sherpaa delivers a concierge medical and insurance advocacy platform to companies of 100-1,000 employees in size. Concierge medicine has become somewhat of a buzzword over the past few

Continue reading

Passion

There's no substitute in life for passion.  Feeling passion towards your craft, whatever it may be, is the single biggest determinant of success and failure. Moreover, science shows it's one of the primary determinants of happiness or a lack thereof.

Continue reading