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New Year, New Ideas

I recently took my annual look-back in Where Do Deals Come From, 2018. While helpful to review and reflect on the past, I prefer to look forward. Typically, I am not a big fan of those ‘Request for Startups’ posts, as they can feed the misconception that investors value product and ideas more than the […] Read more

Jan, 23, 2019

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Where Do Deals Come From, 2018

This is always one of my favorite posts to write. It’s not only a great way to help founders navigate the best ways to get in front of their target investors, but internally the data shines light on the value of deal source channels and our time allocations. You can view prior versions here: 2015, […] Read more

Jan, 05, 2019

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Introducing Daniel Fetner: PropTech Investor & Chief of Staff

Hello Corigin Community! My name is Daniel Fetner and I recently joined the team as a PropTech Investor and Ryan’s Chief of Staff. Prior to Corigin, I was at Wharton pursuing my MBA and was at JPMorgan for six years before b-school. My path to Corigin & PropTech was a windy one. I come from […] Read more

Oct, 08, 2018

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Introducing Corigin’s New Analyst: Eric Schoenbach

Hi Everyone – I’m Eric, a new analyst at Corigin Ventures and I am incredibly excited to join the team. I came to Corigin from Company Ventures (formerly known as Grand Central Tech Ventures) where I supported the firm’s sourcing, investment, and fundraising activities. Before joining the venture world in New York, I spent two […] Read more

Oct, 05, 2018

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Guest Post: 5 things I learned during my (brief) time in VC

Spencer Kuzon spent 2 years on the Property Management Team at Corigin, before joining our Ventures team for 6 months. He is now working in Partnerships at Corigin Portfolio Company, Latch. Before he moved on, he put some thoughts down on paper for our community. Venture Capital is an interesting beast. I realized pretty early on that […] Read more

Jul, 10, 2018

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Part 1: The Evolution of a Great Company from Idea to Customers — Founders

“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” — Albert Einstein — – Jason of Maveron and I are starting a new mini series focused around the beginnings of a company through to product-market fit and beyond. We’ll be posting with […] Read more

Jun, 25, 2018

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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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The State of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Real Estate Crowdfunding is democratizing access to the CRE asset class for investors, and is helping developers find creative ways to finance deals. In the attached landscape, I analyze 22 crowdfunding platforms and bucket them into three groups. In my rough estimation, here are a few U.S. statistics: $10B+ of Real Estate transactions funded via […] Read more

Apr, 15, 2018

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