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Walking with Two Legs and Capital Efficiency

Walking with Two Legs and Capital Efficiency

Fig. From National Academy of Sciences  A few years ago, anthropologists identified Energy Efficiency as the main reason for the evolution to upright walking. The study suggested that humans walking on two legs only used one-quarter of the energy than that of the...

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Why Founders Need to Care about Capital Efficiency

Why Founders Need to Care about Capital Efficiency

Launching a successful startup isn’t about getting huge investments, sky-high valuations, or experiencing massive growth. It’s about sustainability.  As a founder, you can’t only be concerned with how your startup does this quarter or this year — you want to be...

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Reciprocity and Trust

Reciprocity and Trust

Reciprocity and trust are the two most important building blocks in any business relationship. This is no different in venture investing, and even more important in this space as a result of the length of time a founder works with investors until a meaningful exit...

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Gulf Coast Grit

Gulf Coast Grit

Cities around the Gulf Coast have emerged as robust tech ecosystems, and centers for venture funding. While these ecosystems began developing over the past few years, the pandemic only accelerated the migration of professionals from tech centers like New York and the...

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What does it mean to have the right stuff? 

What does it mean to have the right stuff? 

One of my favorite films is ‘The Right Stuff’, an adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel by the same name, also a favorite book. If you haven’t seen the film, it’s a gem of cinematography and is frequently quoted.  The film covers a period of about 15 years leading up...

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