Fantastic milestone Chris Adelsbach and exciting transition point for you. Its been a true pleasure working with you and co-investing in many of these great companies together. Super excited for Outrun and the next chapter!
Brave and beautiful post here Ben. Your introspection and transparency are admirable. Hang in there and please keep writing! Grace is incredible and her work as she battles this terrible disease is inspiring. Your willingness to share is helping many more of us 🙏🏻
I’m too am a VC, looking for my next thing, and love building things! Let’s connect at some point.
I agree with you Lou. I deleted FB from my phone back in 2016. I removed FB messenger back in 17 and I sold my remaining position in the stock in March. Now when I do check in on it I’m simply reminded why I don’t get value any longer. I used it for events and its so much of a “pay-to-play” that email marketing is still more efficient. The…
Even during the dot com crash we saw real estate prices stabilize but never really correct from what I recall. The change was only two ppl showed up to the open house with a suitcase of cash vs eight.
So glad you posted this Josh. I struggle with similar questions. I find it is pretty easy to talk your way into (and out of) what fits this criteria when you are working on an investment opp. The criteria for “NEED to exist” could be dynamic based on the world around us too.
I think I’ve made every mistake here +100 more. When you don’t know (haven’t done the work) to figure out what matters to the person you are demoing to, every feature is important and nothing matters…
Love the approach of demoing by walking a persona tied to the #1 buying behavior for the product.
Interesting how the original premise of Filtrbox still remains a somewhat unsolved problem! What you are suggesting is more tuning and curation than filtering — and that tech isn’t necessarily the answer.
Might be easier to start from scratch at this point…