17 tweets from Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital

#StartupGrind 2019 was a coming out party for many of the ideas behind my investment hypothesis, Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital

Here are the top 17 tweets that illustrate points made in the book:

🤑 #startupgrind – solution to #VentureCapital liquidity problem = service providers to take a portion of their fees in warrants and swap 50% with a fund. The service providers would be earning client fees as their #diversified warrants appreciate. From my book, link in profile.

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 12, 2019.

🧽 #startupgrind, can you imagine no standards for the electrical grid? It’d be hard to find a washing machine that could spin clothes clean.

So where are the standards for how the next Googles will be founded? Here: http://bit.ly/2QyXejt

#FounderFriendlyStandard #startups

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 13, 2019.

.@CreditSuisse Family 1000 investment case boils down to 2 key behaviors that #startups can emulate: margin growth and reinvestment. That's the investment hypothesis in my book: http://bit.ly/GraysSportsAlmanac.

#startupgrind #venturecapital #VC #startups #entrepreneur

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 14, 2019.

6 customer-funded 💸 biz models from @John_W_Mullins. Customer funding is key to beating the odds for entrepreneurs. That's part of my #startup investment hypothesis: http://bit.ly/GraysSportsAlmanac

🥂#startupgrind #VC #VCs #startups #Entrepreneurship

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 14, 2019.

🙄 Why does #VentureCapital push for expensive top-line growth and over-priced exits when that strategy has underperformed inflation by more than 2X over the last 200 years?

Thoughts? #startupgrind #startup

Graph with 4 bars. On the far right are dividends showing a 5% return. Next, inflation with 1.4% returns. Then, falling dividend yields and rising valuations with 0.6% returns (where VC focuses). Finally, 0.8% from real growth in dividends. This is visualized from Robert D. Arnott's work, Dividends and the Three Dwarfs.

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 13, 2019.

*Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital* poses a new answer to the age-old #entreprenership dilemma: Do you want to be rich or king? See: http://bit.ly/GraysSportsAlmanac

#startupgrind #entrepreneur #venturecapital #VC

Trade control for optionality. That's the investment hypothesis behind my new audio book, Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital. On the left is an icon of a man's brain with a pencil with the word 'control.' On the right is a picture of a man's brain with a dollar sign with the word 'optionality.'

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 14, 2019.

⚠️ hey #startupgrind, might #VCs take over your company?

Not if you have your atty check 17 boxes to show how a #VC deal compares to the #FounderFriendlyStandard. (And you accept nothing less.) http://bit.ly/2VLC1a2

#startup #entrepreneur #venturecapital #bengaluru

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 13, 2019.

🤑#startupgrind What are the odds of starting a company that achieves $2M+ with 20% YoY annualized growth for 3 years?

They're 1 in 1,265 avg. in the US and vary by city: http://bit.ly/2CXwd5D

👋 @JoshuaBaer @CapitalFactory – Dallas is 1:828. Austin is 1:420.

#startups #VC

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 13, 2019.

🔥hey #startupgrind. do the VCs attending use the #FounderFriendlyStandard?

Without #FounderFriendlyStandard, entrepreneurs can get fired from their companies. It happened to #SteveJobs and @sparker. Keep your dreams alive: http://bit.ly/2VC3Ktx

#venturecapital #VC #startups

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 13, 2019.

hey #startupgrind. how you 🛑 the #VC worship? Bootstrap. Patiently.

@CreditSuisse observed that founder-owned companies outperform peers w/ focus on long-term revenue and innovation financed w/ cashflow. Also, VCs will never agree to #FounderFriendlyStandard; right @davidsrose?

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 13, 2019.

🤝hey #startupgrind. I'll be the @sparker to your Mark Zuckerberg #FounderFriendlyStandard gives you 24:1 votes to elect your startup's #BoD http://bit.ly/2Tx4Wwy

#CorpGov #startups #entrepreneurs #VC #VCs @Alex_Isenegger @R44D @ChrisHarveyEsq @randfish @InderComar @ancerj

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 12, 2019.

Visualization of @garglive research helps explain why #VentureCapital locks 🔒in their odds when they invest, despite #VC efforts to lead #CorpGov http://bit.ly/2URQSOW

@startuplawyer @amuse @hivebrain @JeremyHFish

#startupgrind #startups #Entrepreneurship @EJWalters @issen

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 12, 2019.

#FounderFriendlyStandard and Customer Funding can help manage 10 of the top 20 reasons startups 💣 http://bit.ly/2FlGYk9

🥂@ronaldorlemes @DoctorLindy @LaurenceEsq @HusseinAfolabi @rlj_law @JRohlederLaw @rightbrainlaw @choffmann_

#startupgrind #startups #entrepreneur #VCs

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on February 5, 2019.

The first @SUBWAY started with $1K. Didn’t need #VentureCapital to start back then. Don't need it now.

🥪 anyone? @amuse @John_W_Mullins @Alex_Isenegger @ccollova @ancerj @RezaShaer @danashultz @R44D @allenmorgan @uentrepreneurs @cwmatx
#startupgrind #startup #entrepreneur #VC

A picture of the first Subway sandwich store. The sign is blue and says: Pete's Super Submarines. The fascade is brick and there are windows that cover both of the walls. The door is in the middle. The whole place looks very small. There are brick steps leading up to the door.

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on January 30, 2019.

Sara Blakely in the late '90s getting ready to ship Spanx to early customers. She started w/ $5K in savings and used sales to grow the business to $250M+ yearly revenue. The power of customer-funding!

#startupgrind @John_W_Mullins @randfish @uentrepreneurs @dflanegan

A picture of the young Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, in the late 1900s. She is wearing a blue sweater and blue jeans. She is sitting on a pile of envelopes on a hardwood floor. These are products she is shipping out to customers.

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on January 23, 2019.

#VC thinks making bigger, riskier bets are the way to get higher returns. I can think of another way – ✂️ costs by adopting #CorpGov deal terms matching #FounderFriendlyStandard

🍷 @JRohlederLaw @rightbrainlaw @inspiredcat @startuplawyer
#startupgrind #Startups #VentureCapital

Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital on how to deliver better venture capital returns. On the far left is a money icon and the text: Reduce legal expenses – standardize deal terms. On the right is a boxing glove and the text: cut management fees – stay off boards.

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on January 24, 2019.

Was just relaying to @lmdewolfe that the best way to beat the odds in #entrepreneurship is to start as a #services firm in a large industry that has a low cost of entry. #INC5000 data shows that's #ITServices. Then Automate! Baseline odds: https://eisaiah.blog/2018/12/24/what-are-the-odds-of-startup-success-by-metro-area/

#startupgrind

@sramana – Just saw your #HARO. Thought you might find the above data on beating the odds for #startups interesting. @ronaldorlemes #startupgrind

Originally tweeted by EISAIAH ENGEL (pronounced Isaiah) (@eisaiah_e) on January 18, 2019.

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