101. The Man Behind the Mic, Part 2 (Nick Moran interviewed by Colin Keeley)

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In this episode we flip the script and the host of Tech in Chicago, Colin Keeley, interviews Nick Moran with questions from the listeners including:

  • Nick Moran New Stack Ventures The Full RatchetHow did you meet your investment partner, Jeff Heitzman?
  • What’s your investment thesis and how do you evaluate startups for investment?
  • What’s an ideal case study or example of a business that you’d invest in?
  • Why are you a better option to take money from than the 1000+ other early round investors?
  • What are the economics of New Stack vs a more traditional fund or an angel group… At the end of the day, how do you guys make money?
  • What resources, aside from the show, do you recommend to investors and entrepreneurs?
  • After living in both California and Colorado, how’d you decide to move back to Chicago?
  • What are the best and worst things about the startup ecosystem in Chicago?
  • How can listeners help you?
  • Is there anything that has surprised you about VC through your experience?
  • What advice do you have for entrepreneurs and investors?
  • What’s next for you, TFR and New Stack?

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