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The Art of SPVs with Alex Pattis [Ep 29]

The Art of SPVs with Alex Pattis [Ep 29]

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In this episode, Colin speaks with Alex Pattis.  Alex is a seasoned professional with a strong track record. As a General Partner at Riverside Ventures, he's invested in 200+ startups, providing valuable support to entrepreneurs in their early stages. His extensive operating experience includes scaling startups for almost a decade, with a pivotal role at MAT, a startup later acquired in a 9-figure exit. Alex's influence extends to co-founding Hampton, a premium community for founders, and Last Money In, a VC newsletter focused on SPVs.

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0:00 - Intro

4:05 - How did Alex get started with angel investing?

9:13 - Alex’s first angel investment deal

14:24 - What makes a successful SPV?

18:15 - What size LP base does Alex see necessary?

21:07 - How does Alex attract LPs?

24:42 - How much of Alex’s LP base is because of himself?

27:18 - What problems is Alex’s newsletter trying to solve?

33:40 - Trending Twitter Thread - Should an investor ask for their money back?

35:08 - Trending Twitter Thread 2 - Founder with $1.5M pre-seed from two firms gets $200K offer at 50% higher cap from tier 1 fund scout, seeks strategic input.

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Alex Pattis

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-pattis-1709011a/

Newsletter- https://lastmoneyin.beehiiv.com/subscribe

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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/

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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.

Interested in learning about some of the companies Harry is angel investing in and read his deal memos, for FREE - just fill out this form - https://forms.gle/eYwtDE7p9K2bepnF8\

Harry LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrygcampbell/

Harry Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheRideshareGuy

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