Spending some time in 2020 with founders at the earliest stages. If you’re an ambitious rebel with a strong point of view, let’s chat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When investing, usually pre-hype. Post investing, strive to be the first call. Often helping with community, product, hiring, and fundraising when useful.
Post: Why did I start investing in 2019? Where do I want it to go?
💰 Compound’s forecasting tools and equity advisors help you maximize the value of your stock options
🚦 Flow Labs‘ mission is to eliminate congestion, improve traffic flow and give back time to everyone
📶 Causal is a browser-based modelling tool
💌 Polymail is a modern email client that works for you
🐼 Panda gives you the ability to talk with superpowers
🔍 Certn gives you global background checks
♾ SandboxVR (via 🤷🏽♂️) is a full-body VR experience with friends
- Coatue Management
- Afore Capital
- Weekend Fund
- 😇 Many angels incl. smallchecksociety.com
*I sometimes worry on calling my investments “investments”. My check is often the one of the smallest on cap table (almost no dilution for you) but it’s meaningful for me.
Also, from my experience value != check size from my experience which works in my favor / allowed me to make above investments.
References at: angel.co/varadh
Varadh has been an incredible help to us in the short time we’ve known each other. A majority of our investors have come from introductions that Varadh made, and his advice + support has really helped us navigate the early stage that we’re at. – Taimur Abdaal (Co-founder, Causal)
Varadh is a trusted friend and I love spending time with him. Not only is he smart and ambitious, but he has a great heart and his energy is contagious. I’ve always counted on him for real talk and to constantly push me to improve as a person and leader. If you’re an early founder, I cannot recommend him enough as someone to share your journey with. – Patrick Lu (Co-founder, Playfull)
Varadh is one of the brightest, ambitious guys I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His unique product & strategic insight helped shaped many important decisions we made early on at Polymail! – Brandon Foo (Co-founder, Paragon & Polymail)