My Ideas

Social Proof – A Key to Raising Money in Nashville

From my experience, one vital thing that will make or break your ability to raise money in Nashville is Social Proof. This is true for both Angel and VC investments. In this post, I use my 4 favorite quotes from venture capitalist Mark Suster’s article titled, “A Guide to Using Authority & Social Proof in […]

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How to land a job in Venture Capital or Private Equity in Nashville?

As one of my friends recently put it, “the job search for VC or PE is like playing musical chairs…a lot of people are looking, but there only a few spots and they are rarely open.” Since I work at a VC firm in Nashville, I often get asked the question above. Here is a […]

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How to land a job at a Nashville Startup Company

How to land a job at a Nashville Startup Company

I consider myself fortunate have a unique viewpoint on the Nashville Startup Ecosystem, therefore, I often get asked the question above. Here is a summary of my advice. The following is a three stage approach that includes some specific tactics to help you land a job at a startup in Nashville. Before Starting – What […]

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Great Company Idea: Top Prospect

Have you ever hooked your friend up by referring them to a job that they ended up landing. If yes, you know that is a great feeling, but it would be an even greater feeling if you got $10,000 for your introduction. That’s where Top Prospect steps in! The company links to your LinkedIn and […]

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Idea: Solo Cup Marketing to College Students

Here is a two page executive summary of an idea that I had a few years ago. The idea is simple: use Solo Cups to as a marketing medium to influence college students. Millions of cups are used on campuses around the country each year and they have several unique factors. They are held in […]

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Idea: Airport Oasis

Here is an Idea that I had a few years ago. It is a concept called Airport Oasis, which would be a place of peace and rest in hectic airports around the world. Let me know what you think in the comments! – Andrew The Mission The mission of Airport Oasis is to provide a […]

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Idea: TED + Comcast On Demand

TED is absolutely amazing. For those of you that don’t know what it is TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The Idea: Comcast should give TED distribution through their OnDemand system as a public service to increase the awareness and provide interesting, educational content to millions of Americans “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to […]

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