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Investing in Weird Startups with Morgan Barrett [Ep 35]

Investing in Weird Startups with Morgan Barrett [Ep 35]

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In this episode, Harry and Colin speak with Morgan Barrett, a lawyer, angel investor and founder of Tech Breakfast Club, a monthly meetup for founders, VCs, and operators. Morgan brings his unique blend of legal expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the venture capital world, focusing on early-stage investments.

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Morgan has garnered attention for his unconventional approach to angel investing, often choosing companies that entertain and intrigue him, rather than following traditional investment theses. His investment portfolio includes a range of startups, from legal tech to novel platforms that challenge conventional business models.

Throughout the discussion, Morgan shares his insights on building successful networks, the value of community in business, and the importance of personal connections in fostering startup growth. He also provides advice for those looking to start their angel investing journey and discusses how his experiences have shaped his investment strategies.

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0:00 Intros

0:09 Colin’s week in review

2:17 Feedback on product development and startup collaboration

3:25 Introduction to Morgan Barrett and Tech Breakfast Club

4:18 Morgan’s legal and angel investing background

6:34 Growth and success of Tech Breakfast Club

7:38 Rapid fire questions about Morgan’s angel investing

11:13 Morgan's investment preferences and influences

15:25 Reflections influenced by personal life events

17:00 Benefits of Tech Breakfast Club for Morgan's career

19:04 Importance of networking and personal connections

23:00 Value of providing first in networking and investing

26:01 Advice for new angel investors

30:03 Closing remarks and upcoming events

30:58 Challenges and advantages of in-person vs. Zoom interviews

31:20 Final thoughts

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About Harry: Harry Campbell runs The Rideshare Guy, a popular community for drivers and gig workers. He’s an active angel investor having invested over $500k of personal funds in 30+ companies and funds over the past few years, still trying to figure it all out though! Harry also has a $500k mini-fund that invests in early stage mobility, logistics, marketplaces and his network.

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About Colin: Colin Gardiner has spent over a decade building startups focusing on online marketplaces. Most recently, he worked for Outdoorsy as Chief Revenue Officer. He advises marketplace/platform startups on growth, analytics, monetization, fundraising, and strategy. He also runs the rapidly growing syndicate Yonder Ventures, which invests in marketplaces and platforms and the SaaS, Fintech, Insurtech, and the technology enabling them.

Colin LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colingardiner/

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