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Running the Angel Squad with Brian Nichols

Running the Angel Squad with Brian Nichols

Tips for Aspiring Angel Investors [Ep7]

Brian is the co-founder and lead for the Lyft syndicate UpLyft, which has 3,500+ members, and a Co-Founder of Hustle Fund's Angel Squad. Across all of his syndications, they have raised $55M+. He has also been an operator working at Lyft, Zoox, and Blackbird and co-founded two companies.

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0:00 - Intro

08:11 - What is the story behind the UpLyft syndicate?

15:19 -.Angel Squad Thesis- why would a VC fund want an angel school?

19:11 - What types of angels are you trying to attract?

20:42 - What are the top three tips for new and aspiring angel investors?

25:07 - What excites Brian most about the hustle fund?

27:42 - Jason Lemkin: “Why Seed Investing is For Suckers”

34:34 - Martin Tobias: “Why New Angel Investors Should Start With a Venture Fund”

Links to Additional Info:

Brian Nichols LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/briannichols11/

Brian Nichols Twitter - https://twitter.com/b_nicks11

Hustle Fund - https://www.hustlefund.vc/

Angel Squad - https://www.hustlefund.vc/squad

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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 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

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