Thinking Slow, Deciding Fast

A one-year-in framework for operating as an early stage investor

Brett Bivens
Apr 30, 2017 · 5 min read

I thought it would be useful to talk a bit about what I have learned in my first year on the investor side of the table after spending most of my career on the other side — helping build startups in various business and product roles — and explore the quick framework that I’ve developed around how to operate as an early stage investor.

This framework, which I call thinking slow, deciding fast informs the way I approach two of the more important…