In this episode Colin and Harry talk with Andrew Gluck. He is the Founder & Solo GP of irrvrnt. He spent over a decade in digital marketing, including founding WITHIN where he spent $1B+ on Google and Facebook for brands like Nike, Intuit, Goop, Rothy's and more. After a successful exit in 2018, he transitioned into an early-stage venture.
irrvrnt is an ~$10MM early-stage fund with a strong focus on AdTech, Ecomm Enablement, Vertical SaaS, and Marketplaces. They invest $300-$500k into relentless founders with strong founder-market fit building in large and growing markets.
Where to Listen and Watch:
0:00 - Intro
3:32 Andrew’s angel investing journey
7:42 - What inspired Andrew to start his first fund?
9:48 - What is a rolling fund and how does it work?
13:55 - What is Andrew learning from the process of transitioning to “Fund Two”?
15:36 - Where is Andrew finding LPs for his fund?
16:37 - What channel has been most successful for introductions?
20:07 - How much money should an emerging manager expect to make?
25:13 - Tweet 1 - Is a great deck always necessary?
28:32 - Tweet 2 - Is it best to just invest in great people doing important things?
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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. 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/
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