Jacob Garlick, Managing Partner at Abraham Trust, joins host James Mackey to discuss the concept, and the hands-on tactics, of using your vision of the future as a guiding light for investment and a lot more!
00:20 Who is Jacob Garlick?
02:10 Crafting your vision of the future as an investment thesis
06:25 Breaking down mHelpDesk’s origin, growth, and exit
09:45 Using customer feedback to inform product roadmaps
14:35 Leading up to mHelpDesk’s exit
20:30 “Scott Score” - what to look for in a founding team before making an investment
27:25 Product vs Market Fit vs GTM as it relates to choosing what to invest in
29:00 Is there an ideal number of founders when choosing a company to invest in?
33:56 How do you select a co-founder?
37:30 Why the NBA “Dream Team” initially failed
39:15 Key Performance Indicators when evaluating what to investment in and evaluating investment success in portfolio companies
43:55 What’s happening with tech layoffs?
49:01 How will tech recover this time around compared to 2020?
51:45 Is office space in trouble?
Our host James Mackey, SecureVision CEO
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