In this episode, Colin and Harry talk to Sammer Singh. Sameer is an early-stage investor focused on network effects. "Creator" of Breadcrumb.vc and Applied Network Effects (one of the highest rated courses on Maven) — both are globally renowned resources to learn about network effects. He is also a Venture Partner at Speedinvest and part of the Atomico Angel Program, where he invests in early-stage startups with network effects.
Sameer has 14 years of experience in the technology ecosystem — distributed between technology startups and investing. For much of this time, he studied technology business models and network effects in a professional capacity and via independent projects.
Where to Listen and Watch:
0:00 - Intro
1:38 - What are network effects?
2:56 - Get to know Sameer
6:14 - How did Sameer get into angel investing?
10:29 - How does the Atomico Angel Program work?
12:54 - How is a network effect identified?
19:05 - What is a recent network effect business Sammer has invested in?
21:51 - Why are network effects important?
24:09 - What does Sammer offer to startups as an angel investor?
26:13 - What would Sameer do differently if he was starting angel investing today?
29:58 - Twitter Thread 1 - Are celebrities necessary on the cap table?
33:51 - Twitter Thread 2 - Is there a correlation between how hands-on an investor is and their success?
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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.
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About Harry: Harry Campbell runs The Rideshare Guy, a popular community for drivers and gig workers in the rideshare and delivery space. He’s an active angel investor having invested over $500k in 30+ companies and funds over the past few years, still trying to figure it all out though!
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