Alexis Ohanian at Angel Bootcamp (Boston - June 01, 2010 )

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Alexis Ohanian spoke at Angel Bootcamp on June 1, 2010. He gave away copies of xkcd: volume 0 during the talk, which is why there are slides with giant breadpigs on them. Do not be alarmed.

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  • Wasn’t going to be a lawyer
  • Happy alien after acquisition
  • Scary
  • Scary
  • The scariest thing ever
  • The scariest thing ever
  • The scariest thing ever
  • The scariest thing ever
  • The scariest thing ever
  • The scariest thing ever
  • The scariest thing ever
  • The scariest thing ever
  • Add marx photo
  • The first ppl to believe in us after our parents
  • Climbing the corporate lattter?
  • You have the power, and can learn a lot of the business side- no MBA required
  • Seriously – would you have given money to these guys?!?!
  • Seriously – would you have given money to these guys?!?!
  • Seriously – would you have given money to these guys?!?!
  • Seriously – would you have given money to these guys?!?!
  • Hyperbolic, I know, but…
  • You don’t have to choose to retire.
  • Don’t be this guy. You’re their on call.
  • Like a nerdy firefighter, startup yoda.
  • Like a nerdy firefighter, startup yoda.
  • Sometimes a startup just needs some feedback on how to build a social media strategy to help the product sell itself
  • Sometimes it’s just a cheerleader for when it’s time to pivot – the great (and practically mandatory) startup maneuver.
  • You don’t have to choose to retire.
  • You don’t have to choose to retire.
  • You don’t have to choose to retire.
  • You don’t have to choose to retire.
  • You don’t have to choose to retire.
  • Bring sexy back
  • Justin timberlake
  • Currenty angel infrastructure is lacking
  • Things like AngelBootcamp are helpful!
  • Meet lots of other interesting, rich people!
  • Boston just needs to get its groove back
  • Boston just needs to get its groove back
  • Hyperbolic, I know, but…
  • Our secret sauce
  • Our secret sauce
  • Detroit school
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  • Alexis Ohanian at Angel Bootcamp (Boston - June 01, 2010 )

    1. Angel Investing for fun and profit
    2. Angel Investing for fun and profit
    3. Angel Investing for fun and profit Alexis  Ohanian   @kn0thing  
    4. Breadpig.com
    5. Steve
    6. Steve
    7. Tweet   “XKCD  FTW   #angelbootcamp”  
    8. 23 year old accredited investor
    9. 23 year old accredited investor DANGEROUS
    10. 23 year old accredited investor
    11. 23 year old accredited investor MOST DANGEROUS THING IN THE
    12. kiss your money goodbye
    13. get plugged in
    14. ✔  get plugged in
    15. ride coattails (at least at first)
    16. make something people want
    17. be something people want
    18. Ron Conway: “Why do I like [Angel Investing]? Why have I made 500 angel investments? I don’t like it because it’s fun. It’s to much work to be fun but I love it because it’s interesting. That is why I angel invest.”
    19. I know Ron Conway… Mr. Ohanian, you’re no Ron Conway.
    20. FUN!
    21. typically $10,000 - $25,000 invested in 11 startups advising 2
    22. Reason #314 You’ve been there
    23. Reason #114 You’re an earliest adopter
    24. Live demo!  
    25. Reason #83 Like being a founder again. Only you sleep better.
    26. What do BlueLeaf and Trustmarker/CO2Stats have in common? (other than the fact that I invested in both of them)
    27. What do BlueLeaf and Trustmarker/CO2Stats have in common? (other than the fact that I invested in both of them)
    28. They’re in Boston!
    29. Reason #4 Bring Sexy [Angel Investing] Back to Beantown
    30. BOSTON  
    31. Reason #42 Save the U.S. Economy
    32. Tweet   “[any  pig  food  product] #angelbootcamp”  
    33. (Thanks!) AlexisOhanian.com DasKapitalCapital.com @kn0thing

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