August 2019

PAY IT FORWARD
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"Life is the classroom, God is the teacher, You are the student and love is the homework." Once you understand that then you realize that NOTHING  is a waste of your time. You will stop focusing solely on the issues,...
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PAY ME IN EQUITY
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Own the culture. I’m sure people are finally seeing the culture shifting from consumers to owners. “PAY ME IN EQUITY” is becoming the new motto. Here are things to consider when getting “paid in equity” 1) Structure: usually celebrities get...
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ATHLETES ADDING VALUE
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Athletes can add a lot of value to tech companies. Larry Fitzgerald from the Arizona Cardinals and Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital are more alike than most people realize. I think it’s important for athletes to find coaches outside of sports...
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HOW IPOs WORK
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The IPO market is on fire! Before doing Venture Capital I took “microcap” companies public. The last company I took public was Fuling, ticker: FORK. They did $90M in revenue and $15M in EBITDA. We raised money from investors, and instead...
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MONTHLY UPDATES
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If you are a founder and send monthly updates, you increase the acceleration of your business. If you are a mentee and send monthly updates to your mentors, you increase your development. I learned this when I was an analyst...
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AM I VC READY?
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“Here’s my idea. I want your money.” That’s a relatively quick out for me as an investor, because you’re not showing me that you’re an entrepreneur. The following are quotes from Chris founder of C2 Ventures. It’s how most VC’s...
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RAISING MONEY
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90% of founders should not seek venture capital dollars. These funds are for the 10% that can achieve “hyper-growth.” But for those of you who want to raise capital, here is how you do it! Free game alert 🚨 1....
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MC HAMMER
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MC Hammer is a great example of what I tell people all the time: “PROXIMITY. ” A lot of us are too far from people or environments that can accelerate our goals. “I don’t wanna move to SF,” but you’ll...
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ITALEE LUCAS
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I really admire and respect WNBA players! Italee Lucas is currently playing professional basketball in Angola. Angola is one of the richest countries in Africa, and home to the largest oil producing company in sub-Saharan Africa. I think WNBA players have...
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CHRIS BOSH
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Chris Bosh recently said two things that are very profound to me that most players are afraid to say: * “I have millions and know nothing about money.” * He can understand why former NBA players go broke. "Guys spend...
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