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KANYE WEST
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I believe we can learn more from peoples’ mistakes than we can their victories sometimes. What lessons can founders learn from Kanye, who’s my favorite artist, fellow Chicagoan (#southside)? SEVERAL! Apart from having sold 21m records and winning 21 Grammys,...
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JAY-Z
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I am fascinated with Jay Z, not because of his name, but because he overcame his name. He began in struggle and ended in satisfaction. Your current situation is not what defines you in the mind of God. Your life...
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CARMELO ANTHONY
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@carmeloanthony is the best NBA tech investor! #uoeno Period. No one even comes close. For four reasons: 1. He’s been doing it longer. I remember him investing out of his own fund 4+ years ago. 2. He has a strategy and sticks to...
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TURO
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Has an investor ever told you it’s too early and they want to keep watching you for future investment opportunities? Or you need more traction with customers or users? One of the reasons is because companies pivot a lot when...
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COINBASE
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Coinbase founder to me “Rashaun, great meeting. We would be interested in speaking with artists/athletes in your portfolio about participating in our series D if there is interest from your side. I really like the idea of getting more people...
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HOTEL TONIGHT
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Most tech companies including unicorns burn cash and are not profitable monthly or annually. In fact, it took Amazon 7 years just to turn a profit! One of my favorite investments and stories of companies who got tired of raising...
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LANNY SMITH
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Here is a black founder that represents everything I’ve been speaking about: @l.smith23 of @activefaithsports has grown his company over 2500% in 3 years because he 1. Became an expert at his craft using the same focus and passion he applied in his NBA...
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FOCUS
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The focus is so important these days. Especially making sure you don’t focus on negative things. The things we focus on will manifest one way or another. The Bible says, “as a man thinketh so is he.” You give things...
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SERENA WILLIAMS
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“I invest in startups that operate with sincerity and integrity and deliver a pure and uncompromised product...For me, investments are really important in terms of who are the other investors: what does their portfolio look like? Have they been successful?”...
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WHERE CAN I MEET INVESTORS?
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Let's play who wants to be a millionaire! Lol. After my last post people keep asking me how they can meet investors. Here are the major keys to getting in front of investors! 1. Most investors prefer to get warm intros to...
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