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The Anti-Silicon Valley Investor: How to Find Success in Early Stage Startups

David Mandel is an emerging tech Super-Angel Investor and managing partner of Emerging Ventures Capital. He has invested in over 500 startups.
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Podcast: The Anti-Silicon Valley Investor – How to Find Success in Early Stage Startups

David Mandel is an emerging tech Super-Angel Investor and managing partner of Emerging Ventures Capital. He has invested in over 500 startups. Before his current career in venture capital, Mr. Mandel built, operated, and exited 4 different successful businesses in the Insurance and Finance industries over 28 years.

Key Highlights

[00:01 – 11:08] Getting into Early-Stage Tech Investing

  • David built, operated, and exited four different successful businesses in the insurance and finance industries over 28 years
  • Exiting his day job to focus on tech investing
  • The number one mistake angel investors make is investing in businesses not meant to be venture-backed 

[15:10 – 29:32] The Anti-Silicon Valley Investor: How to Find Success in Early-Stage Startups

  • Many early-stage startups fail or become “zombies” after taking angel money
  • The investment thesis focuses on execution: building, selling, and finding people to pay for the product
  • David’s advice to founders: build it yourself, find a co-founder, go to an accelerator program
  • Startups outside of Silicon Valley were struggling to figure out how to raise funding and make the next Southern California has great support for life sciences, social space, e-commerce direct-to-consumer brands, and entertainment

[29:32 – 40:04] VC Sentiment in Tech Investing

  • Valuations for tech startups have been drastically rising in the past few years
  • Private markets lag 6-9 months behind public markets in terms of valuation resetting
  • Good startups are still raising money from existing portfolios, but at lower valuations than a year ago

[40:05 – 41:35] Closing Segment

 

Additional Links:

Website: https://emerging.vc/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mandel-/?trk=public_profile_browsemap 

Brian’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/

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