Author: Nick Moran

Investor Stories 255: What’s Next (Fernandez, Barrile, Saenko)



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

  • Hernán Fernandez
  • Parker Barrile
  • Maryanna Saenko

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.

344. An Inside Look Into Stonks, the Democratization of Dealflow, and the Future of Startup Investing (Ali Moiz)



Ali Moiz of Stonks joins Nate to discuss An Inside Look Into Stonks, the Democratization of Dealflow, and the Future of Startup Investing. In this episode we cover:

  • Increasing Access to the VC Ecosystem
  • How Venture's Structure Supports Success
  • Insights on How Investors Can Win
  • Lessons from Being the Largest Demo Day Host on Earth

Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

Investor Stories 254: Why I Passed (Wilkins, Mehta, Foxe Blader)



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

  • Tony Wilkins
  • Manan Mehta
  • Ruth Foxe Blader

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.

343. Opportunities in Market Downturns, Lessons from Lehman, Inherent Optimism in Venture, and Why Rise of the Rest Isn’t Slowing Its Roll (Anna Mason)



Parallels from Previous Downturns and the Paradigm Shifts They Bring

  • Why Rise of the Rest Continues to Meet Founders Where They Are
  • 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.

    Investor Stories 253: Post Mortems (Cohen, Suissa, Go)



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

    • Matt Cohen
    • Yanev Suissa
    • Rob Go

    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.

    342. Investing in $B+ Marketplaces, Beating the Cold Start Problem, Warby Parker’s Key to Scaling, and the Backstory Behind Redpoint’s Social Media Surge (Annie Kadavy)



    Annie Kadavy of Redpoint Ventures joins Nick to discuss Investing in $B+ Marketplaces, Beating the Cold Start Problem, Warby Parker's Key to Scaling, and the Backstory Behind Redpoint's Social Media Surge. In this episode we cover:

    • Musings on New Marketplace Models
    • Increasing Diversity in Venture
    • The Importance of Building a Brand
    • Rethinking Success

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    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.

    Investor Stories 252: Strange & Unusual (Page, Kashyap, Sankar)



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

    • Karen Page
    • Nagraj Kashyap
    • Santosh Sankar

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

    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.

    341. Competing with a16z & Sequoia at Pre-Seed, the Evolution of Accelerators, and Deciphering Signal From Noise in Web 3 (Neha Khera)



    Neha Khera of 2048 Ventures joins Nate to discuss Competing with a16z & Sequoia at Pre-Seed, the Evolution of Accelerators, and Deciphering Signal From Noise in Web 3. In this episode we cover:

    • The Case for Underdog Founders and What Creates One
    • Business Models that Lend Themselves to Becoming Platforms
    • Pros and Cons of Accelerator vs Institutional Models of Investing
    • Thoughts on the Current State of Cyber and Web 3 and Their Future

    Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    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.

    Investor Stories 251: Lessons Learned (Rivera, Ebinger, Saenko)



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

    • Miriam Rivera
    • Jonathan Ebinger
    • Maryanna Saenko

    Each investor illustrates a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it's changed their approach.

    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.