Is ESG Investing Bullsh*t?

Did you hear the news? Fossil fuels and deep sea oil rigs are all the rage these days when it comes to ESG investing. Forget doubling down on electric vehicles, renewable energy, solar etc… All we have to do to save the world is invest in Environmentally, Socially, Governance responsible companies…like Exxon. It looks like...

A Controversial Climate Tech Investment Thesis

It is common knowledge these days that climate change is real and that the dangerously fast warming threatening our world is due to greenhouse gas emissions – man made emissions… and yes Fox News, that is in fact a fact. The signs are all around us. Thankfully, the world is FINALLY waking up to the...

The Pros and Cons of Investing via an Angel Syndicate / SPV

Investing in startups is an outlier sport. You’re either average – which generally means below the public markets – or you’re extraordinary. You either invest in the great companies that make up 95% of venture returns, or you don’t. The problem is, to get into the very best companies – the Googles, the Airbnbs, the...

Understanding the Economics of Venture Capital

If you are reading this blog, you know that venture capital is a power law game. Venture investors invest in ten companies hoping one returns the losses of the other nine many times over.  And they have to because so many startups and small businesses fail. But to really understand the implications and motivations of...

The 25 Step Angel Investor Checklist

Angel investing in tech startups can be a massive source of wealth creation. It’s sexy too, who doesn’t want to say they’re an angel investor. And what better way to spend your time than by meeting some of the most inspiring and innovative individuals building the world-changing business of tomorrow. But it is not all...

A Comprehensive Guide to Zurich’s Startup and Venture Capital Tech Ecosystem

The Top Worldwide Venture Hubs Source: Founder Collective San Francisco, New York, Berlin, London, Shanghai… If I asked you to list the top startup tech hubs globally, these established powerhouses would certainly top the charts. They produce the majority of the elite of tech companies and the lion’s share of venture returns. And every city...

Why Blockchain Token Liquidity is a Bad Thing…

As a technologist and angel investor, I am very interested in blockchain. The ability to rewrite the internet and operating system of trust has massive economic, political and societal implications. This convergence creates opportunities. What is Liquidity? Liquidity is defined as a market’s ability to purchase or sell an asset without causing drastic change in...