Spending 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*, trying to be the first check. Post-investing, trying to be the first call. 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
🔎 Causal is a browser-based modelling tool
🚦 Flow Labs‘ mission is to eliminate congestion, improve traffic flow and give back time to everyone
🐼 Panda gives you the ability to talk with superpowers
💌 Polymail is a modern email client that works for you
– SandboxVR (sandboxvr.com 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”. They’re often the one of the smallest on any cap table (almost no dilution for you) but it’s meaningful money for me 🙂 Also, from my experience value != check size from my experience which works in my favor / allowed me to make above investments.
Ps. Time will tell if I am any good as an investor, right now I am in learning mode.
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)