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Angel - hosted by Jason Calacanis

Jan 21, 2021

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Show notes:

0:00 Start

1:04 Jason intros BoxGroup's David Tisch & they discuss being an angel investor post-Great Recession & starting Open Angel Forum

7:36 David on investing his own money until 2019 & why he decided to raise from LPs, investing in 350+ companies

10:45 Odoo - Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at

12:18 Expectations in a 350+ company portfolio

16:36 Investing in Plaid: Why he invested, how he met the founder, where do they go from here

23:22 LinkedIn Jobs - Post your first job free at

24:53 Big winners for BoxGroup so far, 10% of investments driving most of the returns, huge feedback loops in early-stage investing

31:01 Dealing with bad investors in the middle tier, importance of reputation

34:46 OurCrowd - Sign up for a free account at

36:23 How David interacts with portfolio founders regarding advice & company-building, judging the experiment & founder instead of the company itself

41:51 Ownership concentration, taking pro-rata, dealing with sharp-elbowed investors

49:38 How Lee Fixel personifies the low-profile, incredibly reputable investor

52:34 How mentality changes when investing your own money vs. other people's money, pattern recognition on founders, rarity of depth of talent

1:03:59 Thoughts on WeWork, media misalignment, anti-capitalism, big tech meaning well