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20VC: Stride's Fred Destin on The Acceptable vs Non-Acceptable Risks When Investing, How Startup Founders Can Improve The Quality of Their Decision-Making and Must Play for Batting Average & Why Plans Do Not Matter and No Board Member Should Bash An Entre
Fred Destin is a Founding Partner @ Stride.VC, one of Europe's newest seed funds with a portfolio including the likes of Cazoo and Forward Health. Over his 17 year career in venture, Fred has established himself as one of Europe's leading VCs with the exit value of 3 of his portfolio companies alone last year totalling more than $4.5Bn with PillPack's $1Bn sale to Amazon, Zoopla to Silverlake for $3Bn and Integral Ad Science to Vista for $850m. Fred has also led investments as a General Partner @ Accel in Deliveroo, the world leader of food on demand and Carwow, the number 1 for new car sales in the UK. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Fred made his way into the world of venture and early stage? What was behind his decision to leave Accel to found Stride with Harry? 2.) Why does Fred think many today misunderstand "risk" in venture? How does that apply across the portfolio? Does Fred agree with Brian Singerman, "venture is a game of upside maximisation"? What risks does Fred define as acceptable vs non-acceptable risks? How does Fred really look to strength test the quality and depth of a founder pre-investment? What are the benefits of going through conflict early? 3.) How does Fred think about price sensitivity? What are the core questions a VC can ask when considering the pricing of an opportunity? How does Fred think about reserve allocation? How does Fred analogize this to the best traders? To what extent does TAM play a dominant role in Fred's evaluation? What does Fred mean when he says "we have to remember, we are the ones that get picked also"? 4.) How does Fred think about and assess innovation within venture? How does Fred perceive the role of data to impact venture over the coming years? Why does Fred believe it is exaggerated that data will disrupt the early stage in the coming years? Where would Fred like to see further innovation in the mechanics of venture? 5.) What does Fred believes separates the good from the great when it comes to board members? How can board members create an environment where the entrepreneur feels they can say all that is wrong? Where do many board members go wrong? Why are board members so wrong to bash a founder for missing their numbers? Why does Fred believe that plans are fiction? WHy is the framework of the plan what really matters? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Fred’s Fave Book: Man's Search for Meaning As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Fred on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC. Are you thinking about life insurance in the new year? Ladder. Is the smart and easy way to get term life insurance online. With Ladder there are no commissioned agents and no policy fees — you can be done in minutes. Even better, coverage can start today, if you qualify, and you can cancel anytime. Ladder is licensed and backed by trusted partners, with billions in coverage. Visit ladderlife.com to apply and get an instant decision on fully underwritten term life insurance, and check life insurance off your list TODAY. Ready for tax season? Wishing you’d kept a closer eye on your books this year? Set yourself up for success in 2019 with Pilot. Pilot is a bookkeeping company focused on the needs of startups. Their team of SF-based bookkeepers are assisted by engineers to automate the most error-prone parts of bookkeeping, so you know you’re getting an accurate report every month. Plus, Pilot does accrual basis bookkeeping in Quickbooks Online, so you’re never locked into a proprietary platform. Learn more and sign up here. Don’t wait – the first 100 members of the Twenty Minute VC community get 20% off Pilot Core for six months.
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163: Todd Herman | The Life-Transforming Power of Performing
Todd Herman (@todd_herman) is an entrepreneur, coach, mentor, and author of The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. What We Discuss with Todd Herman: How you can harness the power of your own secret identity -- and why you would ever want to. What it takes to adopt seemingly out-of-character characteristics and dominate your personal and professional life. Why taking on an alter ego isn't a "fake it 'til you make it" scheme, but channeling little-used facets of yourself you may not even realize exist. The hidden enemy forces that oppose your attempts at accomplishment and how to resist their subtle and not-so-subtle influences. How to honestly understand and come to terms with what truly motivates you -- and deal with what keeps you from following these motivations. And much more... Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint are giant solutions that give you the power to prosper! Learn how to optimize your finances before tax time at intuit.com! UNTUCKit makes casual shirts that are designed to be worn comfortably on the outside of your waistband without looking sloppy. Go to untuckit.com or visit one of the 50 stores across the US and Canada and use promo code JORDAN at checkout for 20 percent off your first purchase! Shopping for life insurance is confusing and it takes forever -- so Policygenius made it simple. It's never been easier to buy, and rates are at a twenty year low, so stop putting it off and see what policygenius.com can do for you today! Brother INKvestment Tank all-in-one inkjet printers keep your business running by delivering up to one year of printing without the need to replace ink cartridges! Find out more by visiting ChangeTheWayYouInk.com! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Full show notes and resources can be found here.
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OnEducation Now!: Negotiations Stalled
This is on occasion. Now, I'm your host Mike wash. After Dale bargaining LA. Teachers are nowhere closer to deal. Monday saw Dave negotiating, but the two sides fell short of reaching an agreement. Teachers have been working without a contract since June two thousand seventeen and twenty months of negotiations have not yielded any results, Monday, brought new proposals and ideas but little agreement. Dueling news, conferences, shed light on the negotiations. The district is offering a six percent. Raise teacher salaries spread over the first two years of the three year deal. Union leaders are asking for six and a half percent all at once. The district is also offering extra money to hire more librarians and Akkad Emma counselors in order to potentially help reduce class sizes while the increase in staff may seem significant to some host to seven hundred new educators. The doesn't seem to be nearly enough considering the size of the massive school district which employs over thirty thousand teachers has over. Thousand schools and nearly half a million students the union is characterizing some of these increases as temporary though, they may reduce class sizes in the short term. The offer does little to change things. Long-term maximum class sizes may even increase eventually under the offer on the union side or request for more controller standardized test was conceded, which is unfortunate since it might be one of the single most important factors in the negotiation directly tied to sue. No comes a strike date of January tenth has been set. Though. There is some issue with whether the day provided the district with sufficient notice, we might actually see this issue in court this week as we get closer to that Thursday deadline all in all on the first day back from winter break. There was not a lot of good news coming from these negotiations only with the UT LA characterize as small steps forward by Thursday. It seems likely that students will be back. Home playing fortnight and teachers will be walking the picket line. That's it for today. Thanks for listening. Stay awesome. See you tomorrow.