The 2 Types of Independents

This is Part 4 of my Political Typology series. Part 1 is The 4 Types of Democrats. Part 2 is The 4 Types of Republicans. Part 3 is The 8 Lanes in US Politics. Moderate Independent: Unify the two moderate Democratic + two moderate Republican lanes. Populist Independent: Unify the two populist Democratic + two populist Republican lanes. (ThereContinue reading “The 2 Types of Independents”

Personal Capital

Personal Capital > Venture Capital Think: 360 Deals for Creators. Funding is attached to the person, not the project. Investors earn a percentage of future equity and/or revenue streams. I want to raise a fund to support creators directly and let them build whatever they want. See: Founder Accelerator Build your own portfolio of products,Continue reading “Personal Capital”

360 Deals for Creators

In the music industry, a 360 deal is where a record label provides an artist with financial, marketing, and distribution support in exchange for a percentage of future revenue streams. 360 deals sound scary: “Wait, you want rights to *all* of my revenue streams?!” But 360 deals can be way better than the standard VC model.Continue reading “360 Deals for Creators”

Utopic Ventures

I’d start it as my personal label/startup studio, but I’d want to expand and sign more founders. Types of Deals: Invest: Some founders just need money. Advise: Some founders just need advice. Partner: Some founders need a Shadow Co-Founder. 360 Deal: Some founders want it all. This work in the Studio would come before any seedContinue reading “Utopic Ventures”

Founder Accelerator

Think: Thiel Fellowship for 23+ year olds. Give founders 1+ years of freedom to work full-time on their next startup idea. Deal: $100K now in exchange for 10% equity in your next startup. Goal: Be the world’s earliest angel investor. I aim to invest pre-startup and ideally pre-idea. Founder Rounds are the new Pre-Seed Rounds.Continue reading “Founder Accelerator”

Power vs. Counter

They’re the two most basic plays in football. They’re also the two most basic plays in politics. Let me explain: Power vs. Counter is a simpler version of rock-paper-scissors. Power = Rock When the offense runs the ball up the middle, that’s Power. When the offense runs away from the line, that’s Counter. The defenseContinue reading “Power vs. Counter”