Discoverupside[REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]
[REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]

[REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]

Update: 2021-05-12
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Interview begins: 5:16

Debrief: 43:55

This week we’re revisiting CC058, a coffee chat with Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures. In this episode, we explored syndicate investing.


Unpopular Ventures is led by Peter Livingston, whose experience is almost entirely in startups – as both an operator and investor. He was the first engineer at iRhythm (IPO 2016) and was the founder/CEO at Lifesquare (backed by Kleiner Perkins).


He has been angel investing since 2013, made >150 investments to date, and has produced investment returns well within the top decile of VC industry performance.


Peter founded Unpopular Ventures to keep investing in startups – but with a bigger family, bigger checks, and bigger impact.


We discuss:


  • Disagreeing about corporate VCs (9:11 )

  • Syndicate Model (13:37 )

  • Investors and the syndicate (16:13 )

  • Not following the traditional fund (26:35 )

  • Building trust (31:25 )

  • Edification (39:23 )

Learn more about Unpopular Ventures: http://unpopular.vc/

Follow Peter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/unpopularvc

Follow Peter’s Syndicate: https://angel.co/unpopularvc/syndicate

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[REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]

[REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]

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