The best investors are the most focused on building long-term relationships with people. The worst investors are the most transactional, the most focused on the deal, on the what you can do for me right now.
“You can’t play the man’s game? You can’t close them? Then tell your wife your troubles. ‘Cause only one thing counts in this world: Get them to sign on the line which is dotted.” -Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glenn Ross Warning: Rant ahead. Highly caffeinated. While everyone else in internet land is saying “oh poor Moz, […]
After having given this spiel to nearly a dozen entrepreneurs face-to-face and haranguing Nivi & Naval to do it themselves in a video, I’ve finally decided to take matters in my own hands and explain to you all how to actually close your seed round on AngelList. Call it: “The Scrappy Mofo’s Guide to Raising […]
Mark Suster had a great post recently on "What Makes an Entrepreneur" and the role of street smarts, the need for a willingness to defy social conventions and how elite education and employers can hurt entrepreneurs. I was riffing in the comments about my dream of going up against Silver Spoon Competitors and ended up […]
I sent this email to my congressman today. I urge you all to learn about and support the Startup Founder Visa movement. Dear Congressman Rangel, My name is Matt Mireles. I am a 28 year old Columbia grad and business owner. I had no silver spoon. To pay my way through college, I worked two jobs […]