Author: Nick Moran | Angel Investor | Startup Advisor | Venture Capitalist

362. Orchestrating a $1B+ Secondaries Purchase from NEA, Tradeoffs of Burn, Growth, and Valuation, and Winning Against Multistage Firms (Ravi Viswanathan)



Ravi Viswanathan of NVC joins Nick to discuss Orchestrating a $1B+ Secondaries Purchase from NEA, tradeoffs of Burn, Growth, and Valuation, and Winning Against Multistage Firms. In this episode we cover:

  • The Birth of New View Capital
  • Multistage Firms and web 3
  • Damage Control for 2023
  • How to know if a company is the next rocket ship
  • Super Apps Ethics
  • And More!

Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

Investor Stories 272: Strange & Unusual (Sands, Hamed, Draper)



this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Greg Sands
  • Ali Hamed
  • Tim Draper

Each investor describes the most unusual situation or pitch that they've encountered as an investor.

361. Valuation Inflation, the IPO Pause and What that Means for M&A, If Twitter is in Better Hands, and How to Construct a Successful Board (Eric Liaw)



Eric Liaw of IVP joins Nick to discuss Valuation Inflation, the IPO Pause and What that Means for M&A, If Twitter is in Better Hands, and How to Construct a Successful Board. In this episode we cover:

  • Parsing Out the IPO Process
  • Thoughts on Twitter's Acquisition
  • Market Predictions
  • And more!

360. Stories, Advice, and Leveraging 35 Years of Startup Board Experience (Brad Feld)



Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Techstars joins Nate to discuss Stories, Advice, and Leveraging 35 Years of Startup Board Experience. In this episode we cover:

  • How to Build and Leverage a Board from the Beginning
  • Advice for Board Members
  • Avoiding the Most-Common Mistakes
  • And more!

Investor Stories 270: What’s Next (Foxe Blader, Zhuo, Burnham)



On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Ruth Foxe Blader
  • TX Zhuo
  • Brad Burnham

Each investor discusses sectors, drivers and/or trends that may have significant impact in the future and are potentially positioned for outsized-returns.

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

359. The 20 Year Evolution of Venture Capital, Growing a Firm with Zero Investments in Silicon Valley, and the Multi-Stage Fund Reckoning (Chris Sugden)



Chris Sugden of Edison Partners joins Nate to discuss The 20 Year Evolution of Venture Capital, Growing a Firm with Zero Investments in Silicon Valley, and the Multi-Stage Fund Reckoning. In this episode we cover:

  • Investing Outside Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley
  • Comparing Boom and Bust Cycles
  • How to Decide Between Growth Equity and Venture Capital
  • And more!

Investor Stories 269: Why I Passed (Suissa, Hamed, Saenko)



On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

  • Yanev Suissa
  • Ali Hamed
  • Maryanna Saenko

Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out.

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.

358. Lessons from Tim Draper on Investing in Elon, Where Theranos Went Wrong, and Why Decentralization is the Next Great Tech Frontier (Tim Draper)



Tim Draper of Draper Associates joins Nick to discuss Lessons from Tim Draper on Investing in Elon, Where Theranos Went Wrong, and Why Decentralization is the Next Great Tech Frontier. In this episode we cover:

- Lessons from Investing in Theranos

- Elon Musk's First Check

- Bitcoin and the Future of the Blockchain

Investor Stories 268: Post Mortems (Sankar, Rivera, Kadavy)



On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following Investors are featured:

Santosh Sankar Miriam Rivera Annie Kadavy

Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed.

The host of The Full Ratchet is Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our Website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! Founders, are you frustrated by trying to find the ideal VC's for your stage, sector, and geography? Answer five questions with VC Rank and generate your customized list now.