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47m · April 15, 2021
Scott Belsky’s Angel Investing Lessons and Requests For Startups
Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), angel investor and Chief Product Officer at Adobe, joined Erik for an On Deck Angels event to discuss:- How he came to make his first investments in Uber and Pinterest.- How his thinking on investing has evolved and the principles he’s picked up over time.- Why being an operator-investor is the greatest opportunity in the space today, and why founders are drawn to operator angels.- Why he gravitates to the pre-momentum stage — Scott says he likes to focus on the potential of a team rather than the present.- His requests for startups, including for a social network based on receipts, a newsfeed that lets you follow a story, and a way to give developers more credit for their work across the web, and more.- He also talks about which areas he's bearish on, including productivity tools and video for work.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup