Investor Stories 80: My Investing Strategy (Boyce, Nof, Gurrieri)

Peter Boyce Jordan Nof Sergio Gurrieri The Full Ratchet

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On this special segment of The Full Ratchet,

the following investors are featured:

  • Peter Boyce

  • Jordan Nof

  • Sergio Gurrieri

Each investor describes their investment thesis and

how they evaluate startups for investment.

Notes– Thanks to Richard Warren!

Peter Boyce II (General Catalyst, Rough Draft)
▪ Rough Draft is powered by General Catalyst and is student-run, mentorship and investment vehicle
▪ Boyce’s experiences as a student, seeing his peers and friends creating companies inspired the idea – providing
capital to the most creative, innovative group solves one of their tremendous needs
▪ Student Angel was actually a name they contemplated – this is a program built by students for students

Jordan Nof (Tusk Ventures)
▪ Nof believes that regulation will always lag innovation – proliferation of technology companies and their flexed
strength1 has gotten regulators involved and they are beginning to act
▪ Tusk is part VC firm, part political strategy firm that deploys both capital and political expertise to help startups
break through regulatory barriers and operate at full speed
▪ This mixed firm can help accelerate new market leaders and began thinking about regulation from a risk
management perspective

Sergio Guerrieri (Tech Coast Angels)
▪ Dr. Sergio Gurrieri is a highly active Investor with Tech Coast Angels (TCA), one of the largest and most active
networks of angel investors in the US. He is currently the CFO and Treasurer of the San Diego chapter of TCA,
Member of the TCA Board of Governors, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Angel Capital
Entrepreneurial (ACE) Funds with $11M under management
▪ Rigorous investment screening and deal flow process as well as comprehensive investment diligence process (all
well documented). Collective support from analysts and 300+ membership, syndicate partner resources
▪ Looking to invest in sustainable growth companies – try to scratch the surface and see what is under the hood
▪ Business fundamentals trump visuals every time, checks aren’t written on a beautiful deck