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

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

Update: 2020-07-151
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Interview begins: 5:16
Debrief: 43:55

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.

Key points: 

  • 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 Jump Capital: https://unpopular.vc/
Follow Peter’s Syndicate: https://angel.co/unpopularvc/syndicate
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Peter Livingston of Unpopular Ventures // early stage investing through a syndicate [CC058]

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

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