One of the most interesting aspects of the growth of the venture industry over the past few years has been the proliferation of resources for investors. The growth of VC blogs, podcasts, and books, combined with VC Twitter, has created a seemingly endless stream of information, and it’s not always…

We’ve reached the end of the 2010s, and with it we say goodbye to a transformative decade in the technology markets. And what a decade it was! One of the key characteristics that defined the decade was the ever quickening pace of technology adoption. As an example, while it took…

Purity of Motivation: How the Best Startup Founders Master Their Craft, and What You Can Learn from Them

Michael Jordan as a rookie on the Chicago Bulls (NBA.com).

When Michael Jordan signed his rookie contract with the Chicago Bulls, he insisted on a peculiar contract clause. Jordan requested to play offseason basketball whenever he wanted, against whomever he wanted. The…

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I’m often asked by new and aspiring VC’s, “What are the best resources to learn about being a VC?” I find this is actually a trick question, because VC is a “learn by doing” business. …

A massive market opportunity is a pre-requisite for a great venture capital investment. Just as competitive surfers must ride big waves in order to prove themselves the best, the great entrepreneurs ride large market waves in order to build massive companies. Peter Thiel argues that the best companies often begin…

Raising a seed capital round is easier to do today than ever before. This is due to a unique set of factors that have emerged over the last decade, that have simultaneously a) reduced the amount of capital required to launch a new startup, while at the same time b)…

Nnamdi Okike

Co-Founder/Managing Partner of 645 Ventures; Focused on investing in the world’s best technology startups

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