146. Investing in Rocket Ships Before they Take Off (Zach Coelius)

The Full Ratchet- Zach Coelius Triggit Angel List Syndicates

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Zach Coelius of joins Nick to discuss his unique approach to working with startups and how he quickly built one of the largest investment syndicates.  In the interview, Zach and I discuss:

  • His path to investing
  • The Biggest difference between entrepreneur Zach vs. the entrepreneur Zach invests in?
  • Best lesson from his startup, Triggit?
  • Right place, right time… how do you apply to investing?
  • Top 3 characteristics you look for in founders?
  • Great entrepreneur… bad idea/bad market… how do you proceed?
  • How about with founders that aren’t quite ready yet for funding?
  • How did you get your start on AL?
  • Strengths of Syndication Process?
  • Tell us about your visit to Krypto Labs in Abu Dhabi:  What were the major takeaways, thoughts on crypto & ICOs?
  • Early exits… do you take them when you get the option? At what amount/multiple do you take money off the table?
  • Lessons from poker that you apply to investing?


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