Matt Mireles

 

Matt Mireles is an American technology entrepreneur, investor & champion of the righteous underdog. Matt runs a stealth AI company and is the founder of Guerrilla Capital, Dishcraft Robotics & SpeakerText (acquired). He is a retired New York City paramedic and an investor in 24 startups, including C16 BioUnboundQuit Genius & Patchd Medical

 

Latest Writings

Thanksgiving Letter to My Portfolio CEOs

Most people don’t get to work with people they admire so deeply. Most people don’t get to be as real with the people they work with. Most people do not get to be part of work that is so important.

Moral Courage: Not Taught at Harvard

An irony of facebook's situation. Sheryl got her MBA at Harvard. One of the most famous cases (Extra Strength Tylenol) in one of the most famous classes (Business History) she took: in 1982, someone put cyanide in Extra Strength Tylenol capsules and killed 7 people in...

How to Size a Market in 5 Minutes or Less

My basic approach to market sizing is this: # of potential customers x average selling price = Total Addressable Market Don’t know average selling price (aka ASP)? No problem. Then use economic value creation instead as an upper threshold for price. Economic value...

Rape & Justice in America

In college, I was in a serious, loving relationship with a woman who had been drugged, bound and violently raped by a man with the help of his two roommates. The date rape operation they devised was so evil and so calculated that I knew this could not have been the...

Poor. Hungry. Driven.

In hiring and investing, we are all biased. My bias? I bias toward and pattern match on PHDs: Poor. Hungry. Driven.  I look for people who've taken it on the chin in life and come back determined to win. I look for hustlers who've risen beyond their station in life. ...

14 Lessons Learned from Year #1 as a Startup Investor

Lessons I’ve learned investing so far: 1) FOMO is real. You have to make a conscious effort to not let it affect your thinking and maintain your own intellectual independence. 2) Investing downstream of YC at Demo day is both awesome and terrible. Awesome because the...

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