424. Why Immigrant Founders Outperform, Lessons from Professional Blackjack, And Why Worrying About Downstream Financing is a Mental Trap (Semyon Dukach)


This post is by Nick Moran | Angel Investor | Startup Advisor | Venture Capitalist from The Full Ratchet (TFR): Venture Capital and Startup Investing Demystified


Semyon Dukach of One Way Ventures joins Nick to discuss Why Immigrant Founders Outperform, Lessons from Professional Blackjack, And Why Worrying About Downstream Financing is a Mental Trap. In this episode we cover:
  • Investing, Immigration, and Blackjack
  • Investing in Immigrant Founders and Their Unique Perspectives
  • Startup Investment Criteria and Screening Process
  • Entrepreneurship and Founder Characteristics
  • Investing in Tech Startups, Focusing on Credibility and Founder Quality
  • Investing in AI Startups and Future Risks
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