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E1063 - The Power of Accelerators Episode 5: Joshua Baer, CEO & Founder of Capital Factory

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The Power of Accelerators E5 - Joshua Baer, CEO & Founder of Capital Factory shares lessons from investing in 400+ startups, best practices for transitioning accelerators to remote, insights on SXSW cancellation & mores

Favourite Moments 🔥
1:47 What is Capital Factory in its current iteration? How are they transitioning to remote? Loss of serendipity of random in-person connections
5:38 Josh takes Jason through the SXSW cancellation
10:29 Issues conceptualizing COVID's impact
15:35 Transitioning to rolling cohorts & optimizing their Slack community
21:36 Capital Factory's standard deal terms, why founders join, how returns are divvied up
27:30 Starting Capital Factory during the last economic downturn, how millennials will react to this crisis
30:45 Josh describes his 5 buckets of how companies are weathering the COVID storm
35:09 Remote work's effect on startup collaboration
41:01 COVID's effect on children, getting back to work
47:37 What investing mistakes has Josh made, and how has he learned from them?
56:00 What founder traits does Josh look for?
 

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