Tail Wags Dog– The Affinity Investor

Today we discussed a data-centric approach to investing.  Signal Fire invests broadly, across a range of sectors, attempting to find the areas that have the most return potential.  Whether or not you believe in their data engine’s ability to identify opportunity, it’s a returns driven focus.  He’ll go anywhere, invest...

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143. Beacon: Modernizing the VC Firm, Part 2 (Chris Farmer)

  Today we publish part two of the interview with Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures. In this segment we address: Why he’s using Beacon to make VC investments when their are numerous other applications that may have more economic value How he’s created an engaged, active advisor network that...

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142. Beacon: An Engineering Systems Approach to Investing, Part 1 (Chris Farmer)

Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures joins us today to pull back the curtain on their mysterious and powerful data platform, Beacon.  Chris is aiming to disrupt the VC Investment process with their new approach and early indications show that Signal Fire has created value unlike any other firm.  In...

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141. Cram Session, Episodes 87-94 (Nick Moran)

Welcome back to TFR for another Cram Session. In these special releases, we have aggregated the takeaways and tips from previous episodes. In this installment, we will be recapping the following episodes: 87. Fintech Investing, Part 1 (Sheel Mohnot) 88. Fintech Investing, Part 2 (Sheel Mohnot) 90. SpaceX & Elon...

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Investor Stories 67: Why I Invested (Nof, Wilkins, Sanwal)

On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Jordan Nof Pete Wilkins Anand Sanwal Each investor highlights a situation where they decided to invest in a startup and why they said yes.        

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140. Navigating the Future of IoT (Panel Discussion)

UILabs recently hosted a panel of IoT experts to discuss the future roadmap for IoT.  I moderated the discussion and the panel included: Ben Forgan, CEO of Hologram Brenna Berman, Executive Director of City Digital, UI Labs Jenny Fielding, Managing Director, Techstars IoT Jim Gagnard, CEO of SmartSignal (acquired by...

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