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David Goldberg

David Goldberg is an entrepreneur-turned-investor. He co-founded and built FreshNeck.com in 2012, exiting in 2014. After consulting for early-stage startups on marketing and growth hacking, he joined Corigin as Director of Venture Capital, where he is tasked with deal sourcing, investment analysis, and supporting portfolio companies.

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Funding - One of my most widely read posts was last year’s Where Do Deals Come From, in which I opened up the kimono to give the backstory and source of my first 16 deals over 18 months. While I had assumed it would be popular with founders...
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Funding -There has been chatter over the years about fund economics  —  specifically whether carry should be calculated on a fund level, or on a deal-by-deal basis. With the rise of Syndicates and SPVs — and the rise of Angelist as...
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Advice - We often work with first-time entrepreneurs here at Corigin Ventures. They bring a certain hunger and a unique perspective, and their ignorance to the difficult road ahead can be a weapon. But with that comes inexperience  —...
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Advice -As venture investors, we see hundreds of deals each year. Even the most active firms invest in less than 20 (we’re at about one/month pace for the last two years), so you can do the math on the number of “no’s” that have to...
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Advice - Most people don’t actually know what a VC does. Even many of my friends and relatives think I’m living out one long episode of Shark Tank, whereby I just sit on a throne waiting for founders to pitch me, and give a thumbs up or...
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Advice - We are often 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...
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Advice - I started working on my company, FreshNeck, in 2010, and had been following the NYC tech scene for a year or two before that. So by no means do I have the experience or knowledge of some of my peers, but nor am I jaded as the old man...
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Op-ED - DEFINITION OF 'SHORT SELLING' The sale of a security that is not owned by the seller, or that the seller has borrowed. Short selling is motivated by the belief that a security's price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a...
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Advice - Though a majority of startups we analyze at Corigin Ventures are consumer-facing, they come in all shapes and sizes. Lately we've been discussing (and sometimes targeting) companies around certain business models - why certain...