This week, Nick is taking a deep dive into the world of venture capital with special guest, Brad Feld, one of the most prolific investors in the world, having marked himself out as an early stage investor since 1987 in such diverse businesses as Fitbit and Guitar Hero!
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Brad’s investment strategy has always focused around two things: the people and the product. The product must be innovative and provide an affinity for investors, and the people behind it have to be put on this planet to work on this product.
Creating an entrepreneurial company is about creating a constant series of experiments, many of which fail. When they fail you learn from them. When they succeed, you experiment further.
Investors don’t need to strike the jackpot with their entire investment fund. Sometimes all it takes is a few companies that return meaningful economic returns, in order for the investment fund to be covered.
The parts are not the important thing in any start-up community. The interaction between the parts are the crucial element. The dynamics between the parts cause new things to happen.
‘I learned the difference between zero times your money and a hundred times your money’
‘If you don’t care about the product, as an investor you can’t stay in there and do the work’
’The way you learn how to fly is to throw yourself at the ground and miss’
‘What happens at every step along the way feeds into what happens next'
The Foundry Group - https://foundrygroup.com/team/brad-feld/Brad Feld LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfeld/Feld Thoughts - https://feld.comBrad Feld Twitter - https://email@example.comBooks by Brad Feld - https://feld.com/books-on-startups-entrepreneurship-and-venture-capital
ABOUT THE HOST
Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.
His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses globally. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.
His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.
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