In this Episode of Wannabe Angels, Harry, and Colin are joined by guest Jack Greco. Jack is from Buffalo, New York, and co-founded one of the area’s most successful startups, ACV Auctions. He is the founding partner at Far Out Ventures, a Pre-seed/Seed venture fund focusing on Marketplaces, FinTech, Enterprise & Vertical SaaS. A former super angel with 120+ direct investments and 50+ LP positions, Greco now invests through Far Out Ventures, writes for the Buffalo Bridge, loves to plant trees, and supports the early creation and growth of disruptive companies across the universe.
Where to Listen and Watch:
0:00 - Intro
1:44 - Get to know Jack Greco
5:41 - Early days of Jack’s Angel Investing
9:23 - What excites Jack most about Angel Investing?
12:50 - The Fastest one of his Investments has gone out of Business
14:43 - Expectations in Angel Investing
24:06 - How to Get Started with Angel Investing with a Smaller Balance Sheet
30:00 - What Specific Funds Would Jack recommend?
32:40 - Why Networking is Very Important in Angel Investing
35:21 - Trending Twitter Thread- Ileana González
42:37 - Colin’s One DM Away from a $25K check
44:33 - Show Wrap Up
Links to Additional Info
Far Out Ventures - https://www.farout.vc/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacklgreco/
NFX - https://www.nfx.com/
Avalance VC - https://avalanche.vc/
Newark Venture Partners - https://www.newarkventurepartners.com/
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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
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; he is still trying to figure it all out, though!
Harry LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrygcampbell/
Harry Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheRideshareGuy