Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital

Eisaiah Engel (author) and book going into a wormhole to represent time travel.
Eisaiah Engel (author) and book going into a wormhole to represent time travel.
Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital has gone back to the future until 11.21.18.

Executive Summary

Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital proposes a new risk management strategy for venture capital. In this investment hypothesis, I outline why a venture fund might beat the odds by purchasing 2,208 to 4,416 warrants on startups. Startups would operate under a governance framework called the Founder Friendly Standard, which gives entrepreneurs control of their companies. In exchange, the venture fund would have the option to exercise warrants for 15 years—purchasing discounted equity only in the startups that become successful.


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This text appears in the introduction to Grays Sports Almanac for Venture Capital, available November 21, 2018.

 

I’ll be the Sean Parker to your Mark Zuckerberg

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When I was in my 20s, I met Gk Parish-Philp, a co-founder of DivX. I asked him how to get investors for my startup. He said, “You don’t want investors. They’ll take too much control.”

“That can’t happen to me,” I thought.

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