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Howard Lindzon is the Managing Partner @ Social Leverage, where he has made investments in the likes of Angellist, Datafox, previous guest Robinhood, Rent.com (acq by eBay for $415m) and many more incredible companies. Howard is also the Founder of StockTwits, a social network for traders and investors, named one of the ten most innovative companies on the web. He is also an author with multiple published titles that can be found here. If that was not enough, he also continues to manage the hedge fund he started in 1998. A man of many hats for sure!
In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Howard made his way into the world of hedge funds, tech and now VC with Social Leverage?
2.) Why is trend following a good thing to do when starting investing? How can you trend follow and still invest with conviction?
3.) Why Howard believes people need to lose money to learn about the market and ecosystem What have been his learnings from missing Twitter and Zynga?
4.) Who Howard believes that fundraising is an art and not everyone can be taught it? What are the core elements that lead to a successful fundraise?
5.) What was Howard’s biggest lesson from investing alongside Fred Wilson and Brad Feld? How did that alter his approach to price and ownership?
Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:
Howard’s Fave Book: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Howard’s Most Recent Investment: Civic
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