Ryan Freedman is the founding general partner of Alpaca VC (formerly known as Corigin Ventures), a New York based seed firm that leads rounds across sectors. Ryan is an entrepreneur turned investor, from Coral Capital (tech enabled commercial finance operation) to Corigin (private real estate investment firm and early pioneer of co-living) to the leading VC that Alpaca is today.
Ryan shares notes on:
-The story of his impressive career to date, launched on a handshake!
-Differences between real estate and venture capital
-The rebrand from Corigin Ventures to Alpaca VC
-Transparency through marketing, including the firm's 19 factor scorecard
-Identifying risks early to pick 8-10 investments from 1,500+ opportunities
-Future of New York as a tech scene
-Diversity: LPs finally paying attention + personal commitments by the Alpaca GPs
-Why founding teams are so important