Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: is moving to SF still worth it, bubble/recession potential, post-COVID funding & more | E1172

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Show notes:
0:00 Start
0:53 Jason intros Zach Coelius, who speaks about his fund, syndicate & rolling fund
6:32 Is it still worth moving to SF as a young entrepreneur?
13:32 Vanta – Get $1k off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist
14:52 What looks better to an angel: free with high growth or paid with slower growth
19:20 Are we heading into a recession? Is there a bubble?
23:34 What excites you about a post-COVID economy?
28:30 Gusto – Get three months free when you run your first payroll at https://www.gusto.com/twist
29:58 Does crowdfunding prove product-market fit?
31:54 How will cannabis legalization will impact angel investing?
33:52 Are the private markets now less speculative than the public markets?
38:00 How do you handle conflicts of interest within your portfolio?
41:11 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job free at https://www.linkedin.com/twist
42:46 How to gain first customers based in the US
45:21 What is more important, the idea or the founder?
47:01 What skills to gain as a founder to attract more VCs?
49:30 What qualities made Travis Kalanick a great entrepreneur?
52:17 Can the take rate in a marketplace be low or is that a red flag?

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