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HIRING: Corigin Ventures Analyst

DESCRIPTION Corigin Ventures is a New York City-based venture capital firm, led by its partners Ryan Freedman and David Goldberg. We are a small, tight-knit team that makes big decisions to invest – and we pride ourselves on our ability to do so quickly and with conviction. We invest in early-stage startups and partner with […] Read more

Jun, 19, 2018

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HIRING: Corigin Chief of Staff

DESCRIPTION Corigin is a multi-disciplinary alternative investment company with operating businesses in real estate and venture capital. As Chief of Staff, you will work closely with Founder & CEO Ryan Freedman as an extension of his operating role and to help drive priority initiatives. The position will function as an integral part of the Corigin […] Read more

Jun, 18, 2018

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For a Seed Round, Focus on Repeat Customers (sales don’t tell the whole picture)

As I’ve chatted about in the past, we don’t expect founders to have figured out the key to his or her business right at the Seed stage. The Seed stage is for testing a couple hypotheses to develop the ‘Playbook’ for Series A. Given this, a company raising a Seed round likely doesn’t have much money and […] Read more

May, 02, 2018

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Distinguishing Between Important & Urgent

This article was written for Software Executive Magazine. Read the article in its original format here. We all know this trap: Every task on my to-do list felt urgent, I was unable to make much progress on anything truly important, and I ended up playing defense the entire time. This pattern happens to the best of […] Read more

Where Does the Time Go

I’ve written in the past about The Many Hats a VC Wears, including Investor, Researcher, Networker, Beta Tester, Operator, Recruiter, Therapist, Salesman, Fundraiser, and Cheerleader. Recently I’ve been giving extra attention to how I spend my time, and making sure it aligns with my priorities. It’s too easy in this industry to get distracted, go […] Read more

Mar, 27, 2018

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Where Do Deals Come From, 2017 Version

It’s that time of year again – where we look back at all the deals we completed the prior year, and ‘consider the source’. Feel free to look back and compare to our prior exercises for 2015 and 2016. A reminder of the goals in writing this: Help founders and co-investors better understand Corigin Ventures, […] Read more

Jan, 27, 2018

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Thinking About Non-Disclosure Agreements

Guest Post by Corigin Ventures Advisor John Liftin, Esq.   Everyone who deals with proprietary ideas or products probably has been asked to sign, or has asked someone to sign, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), sometimes called a confidentiality agreement.  Although NDAs contain many of the same provisions and are sometimes treated as boilerplate, there can […] Read more

Jan, 25, 2018

 

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What’s the Deal with Executive Coaching? Digging into a Popular Topic.

There’s a lot of buzz lately in many industries, including tech, around executive coaching, but there is also a lot of confusion around the topic. Who is executive coaching for? How is it different from therapy? How expensive is it really? To help answer these questions and more, we’ve asked a few experts on the […] Read more

Lessons From a Former Founder

I have put off writing this post for four years, which is how long it has been since I exited my own startup, FreshNeck. Two main reasons for this: I needed time, and additional experiences under my belt, to properly reflect and process lessons learned. It hurts, and this isn’t easy for me to write. […] Read more

Nov, 29, 2017

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Why I’m Putting Founder Wellness and Development at the Center of our Platform

When I first began in this role six months ago, I spent most of my time asking founders about their lives, businesses, struggles, and everything in between. The goal was to figure out where they most needed help and match it with where we could most add value as a venture firm. I wrote about […] Read more

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