[REWIND] Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]
Interview begins: 5:16
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.
- 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