San Diego2014-02-03T20:28:58-08:00

Size Doesn’t Matter

I don't care how many slides you have in your deck. There is no magic number. What I care about is understanding all and only what's relevant for me to figure out if this investment is a). sufficiently in my wheelhouse -- i.e., stage, sector, model, traction, team, and, b). that the story is presented [...]

April 12th, 2023|

Founder Vices and Virtues

Startups are ridiculously hard and success is illusive. Advice about what it takes to be a successful founder is in plentiful supply -- from founders (current and former), investors (most who have never been a founder themselves), consultants (selling the dream) and the media (parroting the rest and amplifying survivor bias.) Here's a [...]

November 10th, 2022|

New Level 2 Membership

For the first 15 years of Startup Haven, we didn't have much you could pay for. Membership was free. Events were free. Even our Founders Dinner and Startup Poker 2.0 events were free. These things are all still free. But as membership has grown and as we've launched new programs, we've created a rock we [...]

March 9th, 2022|
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