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Re: What a New VC's Goals Look Like: Homebrew's First Two Years - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"thanks! it helps me too - in the sense that allows me to collect my thoughts and pressure test them w the comments/ideas of others!" - hunter walk
Re: What a New VC's Goals Look Like: Homebrew's First Two Years - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"my experience suggests that it's a mixture of (a) are you 'successfully' executing the strategy you suggested and what changes have you made (where success is qualitative and nearterm IRR, quality of co-investors, etc) (b) what is the marketplace saying about you - another round of diligence w founders, investors, etc (c) sound strategy for fund II" - hunter walk
Re: The 10x Angel. The 0x Angel. - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"I've seen occasions where a company is raising a round and one of the investors is an AngelList syndicate. That syndicate lead is bringing their own people along, but the company also directs angels to invest via the syndicate." - hunter walk
Re: The 10x Angel. The 0x Angel. - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"always nuanced Andy... :)" - hunter walk
Re: The 10x Angel. The 0x Angel. - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"Good addition from Brian Zuercher "I would add that 10x Angels think for themselves and recruit other 10x's"" - hunter walk
Re: The 10x Angel. The 0x Angel. - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"via FRC's Josh Kopelman 0x Angel Investors hear about the company's next funding round on @Techcrunch. 10x Angels really work to help make it happen." - hunter walk
Re: New Homebrew Investment Pillow Lets Short-Term Rental Hosts & Guests Sleep Easy - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"Michael Frank asked me via Twitter: 1) were you worried about the possibility airbnb expands into this space? 2) why pillow over other startups in the space? The data shows that Pillow is an especially complementary player for the short-term rental platform -- they've had especially interesting success in bringing new homes to these platforms, adding a tremendous amount of incremental value. Pillow stood out to us because of the entrepreneurial experience of the founders building an on-the-ground operational marketplace and their longterm vision for the software and brand components of Pillow." - hunter walk
Re: Elapsed Time: Funding Kabuki (aka Creativity in Round Naming) - http://hunterwalk.com/2013...
"I need to Be The Change I'm seeking ;)" - hunter walk
Re: The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"LOVE IT!" - hunter walk
Re: Facebook's Hidden Commerce Business - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"yup, i've heard about group buying going on within FB groups too" - hunter walk
Re: Deals Homebrew Lost: 2014 Edition - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"that's certainly the advantage but one which comes with risk and lost opportunity IMO" - hunter walk
Re: Facebook's Hidden Commerce Business - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"it's not just about you asking questions and getting answers. it's about relevant information having been discussed by others (who you know, or don't know) and that being lost. Your point is exactly my point -> you shouldn't have to rely upon asking." - hunter walk
Re: Deals Homebrew Lost: 2014 Edition - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"definitely speed of close. plus perhaps terms. plus perhaps if you really want that entity involved as this is the only way they'll do it" - hunter walk
Re: Facebook's Hidden Commerce Business - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"yup - product lead is a former Googler Tom Stocky" - hunter walk
Re: Should you be an angel investor? - http://calacanis.com/2015...
"thx for the mention!" - hunter walk
Re: Productivity Tip #1: Don't Read Any Content When It's Published Unless It's Urgent & Actionable - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"yup 100%. if you just let it pile up - or even worse, feel like you need to read stuff just to reduce the "unread count," it's death" - hunter walk
Re: Productivity Tip #1: Don't Read Any Content When It's Published Unless It's Urgent & Actionable - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"i know what you mean, but sort of take a 'guiltless' approach to things sitting in Pocket. if it compels me to read, i read. if i no longer have any interest, archive. if "eh, maybe" i let it rest. I don't need to be a Pocket Zero type of guy." - hunter walk
Re: Productivity Tip #1: Don't Read Any Content When It's Published Unless It's Urgent & Actionable - http://hunterwalk.com/2015...
"i assume that i'm breaking my filter bubble through the feedly sources + other things i read offline. And if there's a topic I'm interested in, via research." - hunter walk
Re: Run Your Playbook, Not Someone Else's - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"ahh the big question. there are two different things here for me - first is how do i live my life so that i feel fulfilled, excited and know i've contributed to the communities i care about. Second, how as a VC do i decide what to invest in. both have long answers - maybe i've blogged about them at some point - but it's early morning Jan 1 and i haven't the energy to search just yet ;-)" - hunter walk
Re: Run Your Playbook, Not Someone Else's - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"great point" - hunter walk
Re: Run Your Playbook, Not Someone Else's - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"awww, thanks!" - hunter walk
Re: Run Your Playbook, Not Someone Else's - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"probably every 3-6 months, with smaller experiments intra-cycle. I haven't found any system other than to take some sample periods and quickly categorize meetings/time. I try to keep it simple - directionally correct is fine - and i only use four categories (current investments, new investments, Homebrew operations, general relationship building). i don't worry about the time outside of those activities - ie not trying to get accounting on all 24/7." - hunter walk
Re: Run Your Playbook, Not Someone Else's - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"thanks - to you as well!" - hunter walk
Re: Run Your Playbook, Not Someone Else's - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"in flux I'd say. one thing i do much less of these days is read any published content in realtime unless it's related to a company we invested in. I'll mostly Pocket articles, etc then review later in day, archiving some without reading and then diving into what i think still matters." - hunter walk
Re: Run Your Playbook, Not Someone Else's - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"I generally believe in sharing openly unless it's violating a confidence someone else has placed in me. For the most part, anything I write is what i believe at that moment in time, so as long as any reader recognizes that we all evolve and iterate as we learn, I'm not afraid to be right or wrong in public. As for strategic value of keeping quiet, so far I'd be hard-pressed to think of anything we've kept private which doesn't fall into one of the following categories: a) violates someone else's confidence (per above) b) is still fluid/formative so don't feel as if there's something to write about yet that's interesting or beneficial to others there's at least one experiment we're thinking about which would further increase one type of info we share that I'll post about in January." - hunter walk
Re: The Seed Rounds They Are a-Changin': Three Shifts We've Made to Homebrew Investment Model - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"right now we're focused on working closely with the startups we fund and proving the Homebrew model. So it will be at least another fund cycle before we consider adding any other investors to the team. thanks!" - hunter walk
Re: The Seed Rounds They Are a-Changin': Three Shifts We've Made to Homebrew Investment Model - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"we think we each have capacity for ~10 board seats at a time (so 20 in total). By stepping off Boards come B Rounds, splitting responsibilities with likeminded investors and some inevitable early landings by companies that don't find growth, we think we should be find. But it's something we monitor." - hunter walk
Re: The Seed Rounds They Are a-Changin': Three Shifts We've Made to Homebrew Investment Model - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"yes, we're planning on raising a Homebrew II thanks!" - hunter walk
Re: Homebrew: Our Follow-on Investment in UpCounsel - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"awesome to hear!" - hunter walk
RT @satyap: proud to have @triketora as an advisor to @homebrew companies. her passion and energy are unmatched. http://readwrite.com/2014...
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