Harry just made his second investment from his fund - check it out here. And without further ado, let's get into today's episode!
In this episode, Colin and Harry speak with Nick Huber. Nick was born in Leopold, Indiana and attended Cornell University, where he excelled in track and founded Storage Squad. With his partner, they expanded the business to 25 major college towns before selling it in early 2021. After the sale, Nick turned his focus to real estate private equity and self-storage operations, rapidly growing his portfolio. Currently, he owns and manages 63 self-storage locations across 11 states, totaling 1.9 million square feet. His estimated real estate portfolio value ranges from $150-200 million.
Alongside his entrepreneurial ventures, Nick actively engages with a thriving online community of like-minded individuals, sharing valuable content through social media, a weekly email newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers, and hosting two popular podcasts with over 300 episodes recorded.
Where to Listen and Watch:
0:00 - Intro
3:38 - What is Nick’s take on investing in private companies?
8:01 - Why did Nick pick the Twitter handle “Sweaty Startup”?
9:33 - How does Nick perceive east or west coast companies being from the middle of the country?
11:49 - Nick’s investing journey
16:56 - What types of businesses would Nick invest in?
18:54 - What motivates Nick?
22:06 - What is one of Nick’s worst investments?
24:10 - What advice would Nick give himself if starting today?
Links to Additional Info:
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sweatystartup/
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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/
Colin Twitter - https://twitter.com/ColinGardiner
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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Harry LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrygcampbell/
Harry Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheRideshareGuy