Category: ‘David Goldberg’

THE CREATION AND EVOLUTION OF A STRATEGIC VC

Up to this point, I’ve treated Corigin Ventures as a startup. In June 2014, Ryan Freedman and I had a vision, a hypotheses around building a successful value-add venture firm from scratch, and spent the next 18 months building, learning, testing, and adapting. Like any startup, we’ve made mistakes, and have had our ups and […] Read more

Feb, 25, 2016

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Where Do Deals Come From?

We often get asked “How do you source your deals?” While every deal is different, there are some consistent sources. We preach transparency here at Corigin Ventures, so in that vein, here is every deal we’ve done in the last 18 months (that’s when I started), the source of the deal, and some background context. […] Read more

Jan, 08, 2016

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Revisiting On-Demand Startups

It’s been a few years now since the uprising of on-demand startups in seemingly every vertical. Time to revisit, and see which have proven to be mainstays and which have faded. I’m taking off my investor hat for this one. No hype, no press, no unit economics, no valuations. Just straight-up value to customers, well, this […] Read more

Dec, 01, 2015

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What Happened To The Hustle?

I started working on my company, FreshNeck, in 2010, and had been following the NYC tech scene for a year or two before that. So by no means do I have the experience or knowledge of some of my peers, but nor am I jaded as the old man who ‘used to walk to school […] Read more

Oct, 31, 2015

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If Short-Selling a Startup Was Legal

DEFINITION OF ‘SHORT SELLING’ The sale of a security that is not owned by the seller, or that the seller has borrowed. Short selling is motivated by the belief that a security’s price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a lower price to make a profit. As VCs, we see see up to […] Read more

Aug, 10, 2015

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Corigin Ventures FAQ

We meet with dozens of founders (and other interesting people) a week, and we’ve found ourselves answering many of the same questions over and over again. We take some responsibility for this inefficiency, as we don’t do a great job publicizing ourselves, what we stand for, and our processes. So hopefully this will be helpful in […] Read more

Jun, 17, 2015

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Alternative Business Models for Consumer Facing Companies

Though a majority of startups we analyze at Corigin Ventures are consumer-facing, they come in all shapes and sizes. Lately we’ve been discussing (and sometimes targeting) companies around certain business models – why certain models are or will be attractive, which companies are best suited for which models, and the role tech plays in each. Some […] Read more

May, 27, 2015

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