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  • Cooking For Founders Jan 10, 2021 - With COVID-19 forcing many of us indoors and cooking more (yes, this post took a little longer to go live than I planned), there’s never been a better time to really learn how to cook. I grew up not learning much about how to cook and taught myself as an adult. Over the last 5-7... Continue reading
  • 2021 SaaS Market Predictions Jan 7, 2021 - I’m an investor now so I suppose I need to start making predictions 🙂 These are not so much predictions as, things already in progress that I feel I’m able to see a little bit earlier than most folks by looking at 1,000s of early stage bootstrapper-minded software companies. So here we go: Everything is... Continue reading
  • On Indexing the Early-Stage Market of Funding for Bootstrappers Aug 7, 2020 - Lately several people have asked me, is “Earnest Capital trying to index early-stage software companies?” The answer is “no, not really” but there is an interesting discussion to be had around the idea of indexing so it’s worth unpacking. AngelList Data shows that “indexing” early-stage (pre-seed/seed) investing produces superior returns than picking deals. One reason... Continue reading
  • Announcing the Founder Summit 2020 Nov 20, 2019 - On March 12-15 in Mexico City, my firm Earnest Capital (with our friends SureSwift Capital) will be hosting the Founder Summit. It’s a gathering of entrepreneurs, founders, makers, and indie hackers to learn from one another, build relationships, and have a blast. No slide decks, no sales pitches, no ‘speakers only’ section, just awesome people... Continue reading
  • The Entrepreneur’s new path of maximum optionality Jun 24, 2019 - “Bootstrap a lifestyle business, strap yourself in to the VC roller coaster, or take out a loan with a personal guarantee and risk losing everything if the business fails.”… For as long as I have been an entrepreneur this was pretty much the menu of options available to most founders of software companies. Before you... Continue reading


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