From Uber driver to venture capitalist

From Uber driver to venture capitalist These are two questions aspiring VCs often ask. While I usually hop on 15-30 minute calls with those looking to learn more, just like my fellow VC colleagues did for me, I thought it might be more impactful to share my experience here. A Forbes article noted that the […] Read more

Apr, 13, 2016


The Art of the Pass

As venture investors, we see hundreds of deals a year. Even the most active firms invest in less than 20 (we’re at about one/month pace for last 2 years), so you can do the math on the number of “no’s” that have to go out.  Here are some insights and opinions on how to deliver […] Read more

Apr, 05, 2016


A Rambling Review: Thoughts on My First Year in Venture and the Future

A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my 25th birthday in South America and I’m now coming up on my one-year anniversary in Venture Capital at Corigin Ventures. Like most milestones in life I believe that it is important to take a step back from your day to day to reflect on things. So that’s […] Read more

Mar, 01, 2016



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


How the rise of augmented reality will impact our lives

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Defining the Global Perspective

A Global Perspective on Real Estate – Compass Quarterly As Compass grows, so does its opportunity to connect with buyers and sellers in every corner of the world. Our newest initiative is collaborative, unprecedented, and boundless. On February 1, 2016, Compass launched Compass Global, a new initiative to unite our agents with a network of […] Read more

Feb, 18, 2016


After Two Years In Stealth, Smart Lock Maker Latch Talks Funding, Features

After Two Years In Stealth, Smart Lock Maker Latch Talks Funding, Features On the surface, the smart lock space can seem pretty crowded already, with names like Lockitron and August and Kisi and Kevo apparently in play for several years. But New York based Latch contends it’s mostly still noise. Aka a lot of crowdfunding […] Read more

4 Mushy Takeaways from 6 Months in Venture Capital

As I sit here in our Corigin meditation room, listening to the “Peaceful Indie Ambient” playlist and inhaling the amazing oil diffuser citrus fumes, I find it hard to figure out where to start. I’ve been waiting a while before writing a first blog post; mostly because I have no idea what I’d want to […] Read more

Jan, 29, 2016


At Hotels, Lickety-Split Beauty Treatments

At Hotels, Lickety-Split Beauty Treatments Who has time for a spa day? Along with need-it-now services like virtual check-in and grab-and-go meals, hotels are offering 12-minute exfoliation treatments and 10-minute massages for travelers who want their spa treatments in the time it takes to microwave garlic potatoes. Follow Zeel on Twitter.

Jan, 25, 2016


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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