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


New York Discovers Keyless Entry Systems

New York Discovers Keyless Entry Systems In the next few months, residents at a handful of buildings in the city will be able to walk up to their apartment doors and go inside without fumbling for keys. And if the dog walker or cleaning service comes by while they are out, residents can use an […] Read more

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


When Passion Meets Profession: My Future in Healthcare Investing

It’s not everyday that people get to be passionate about their work, but when someone finds that fit it drives them to do more. Everyday I’m lucky enough to meet entrepreneurs that are trying to tackle big problems, and it’s those that can answer Simon Sinek’s question of “Why” that I believe have a better […] Read more

Nov, 02, 2015


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