Written by Patrick Eggen, Founding General Partner, Counterpart Ventures

This post is backdated, it was originally published on LinkedIn on April 26 2019 here.

Venture math is simple. If you want to win really big in venture, you need to be right when everyone else is wrong. Typically, the best early stage deals involve the most polarizing internal debates. Last week’s booming Zoom IPO was no exception. I, along with Sachin Deshpande, Nagraj Kashyap and Houman Haghighi was fortunate to lead Zoom’s Series A out of my Early Stage Fund at QCOM Ventures. Without one of us involved, the deal…


Over the past year, we have made a number of investments and been quietly working away to launch a sustainable venture franchise which will grow carefully, deliberately and purposefully.

While we have several exciting portfolio announcements to share in the near future, we thought it was time to graduate from an artisanal photo of a lightbulb as our website placeholder to share more about ourselves: http://counterpart.vc.

It only seems like yesterday when we replaced the makeshift napkin signage on our door. We’re excited to come out of our shell and although we haven’t been on holiday this video pretty much…


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Why We Built Sense360 & Our Approach To Privacy

Amazon versus the world.

In 2009, I joined Amazon as a Product Manager. It was obvious almost 10 years ago that Amazon was going to annihilate every business in its path. They understood technology, they had a brilliant strategist leading them in Jeff Bezos, but above all else, they had data. Tons and tons of data which allowed them to surface the right product, at the right price, to the right person in a way that no one else could. …

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