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20 Minute VC: Josh Felser

In this episode you will learn: 1.) How Josh made the transition from the world of startups to founding Freestyle? 2.) Can founders really trust their VC? What is the sign that you can and then cannot trust your VC? How does this depend on the differing stages? 3.) When is the right time for […]

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Freestyle Announces Fund IV

Freestyle is delighted to announce that we have closed our 4th venture capital fund and added Jenny Lefcourt as a full and equal partner. We now have a fresh $90M to invest in all of you high-flying founders. Let it rain.

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Therapy is for Libtards!

Yes this post is about therapy for founders :), but I had a twitter exchange on therapy with Sean Hannity that actually inspired me to write this post. In a bid to understand my country better, I started following some Trump supporters on Twitter. I added Sean Hannity and then commented on a post in […]

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Beware of the Beautiful Resume

As a founder, I fell prey to the beautiful resume more than once. I believed that my startups had gotten far enough along and were now worthy of the people who had worked in top positions at the very best companies. I assumed by the virtue of these people’s pedigrees that they would come in […]

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Battle of the Sexists

I am scared. About sharing my thoughts publicly. For the first time. And that’s unlike me. But engaging about women in tech is a minefield and so many choose to stay on the sidelines. Then three things happened (not including the nasty man’s behavior in the Presidential debate), all of which compelled me to write, […]

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Startup Capital Is Ammunition, Not Oxygen

We often hear stories about startups that spent too much, too fast and many times, spent foolishly on things like parties and Herman Miller chairs for all. What we don’t hear enough about are the startups that were too frugal and rather than investing in key initiatives, they held onto cash for dear life

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Founders, Your Goal Of VC Meeting №1? Meeting №2

Last week I agreed to hear a founder’s pitch and give feedback. I knew ahead of time that the company was not a good fit for my portfolio, but I wanted to help my friend who was helping the founder (and I was further inclined to take the meeting because the company has a woman […]

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12 Traits VCs Look For In An Entrepreneur

Everyone talks about how important the founding team is when VCs are looking at investing in start-ups but rarely do we VCs tell you founders exactly what we are looking for. This is because it is hard to say exactly — ‘I know it when I see it’ often gets thrown around. But the truth is that […]

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