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Adcap Demo Day - Brooklyn's Rock Shop 15 Dec 2015

While the rest of you wantrepreneurs are begging for ink on the last up round you are going to get before the long winter comes, your favorite fairweather financiers at Adventure Capitalists have been deep in our stealth accelerator this fall preparing something special. Continuing in our bold tradition of disrupting your paradigm until it hurts, we're proud to lock in the date for our first demo day.

15 December 2015 - 7:30pm

The Rock Shop

249 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Doors are open for accredited investors at 7pm with the party starting for the rest of the plebians at 7:30pm.

Expect not five, but possibly seven different songs.
Expect not one, but two special guests.
Expect mayhem.
Expect carnage.
Expect us.

We'll be announcing more in the weeks leading up to the big day.

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Just Be Awesome

Just Be Awesome

This morning I had one of those coffees with one of the founders in the AdCap portfolio. His latest round just isn't closing as quickly as the company needs and our back-of-the-napkin calculation of runway didn't suggest they were going to make it in time. His co-founders are talking about turning in the towel, he's lost a couple key engineers to Facebook, and his CAC and LTV are more upside down than the mortgage on my SoMa loft. He clearly hadn't slept in a while and his hands were shaking, clearly not from the double-shot espresso he barely touched during the meeting. He counted three pay periods left for the couple dozen folks whose livelihoods were his charge. The leads on his next round have stopped returning his calls.

He was looking at the end of the road, the final stop sign on the company he ...

Wall Street Bull Statue

Listen To Your Investors. Always.

I just got out of a board meeting with one of our portfolio companies and I am so hot under the collar that I could barely work the door to my McLaren. The nerve of these wantrepreneurs to trust their domain expertise and market vision over the fat stacks of cash money I wired into their bank accounts? I've had it with these founders and their passion for serving their customers - don't think know what will happen if they don't read every single link from the Harvard Business Review I tweet at them?

Let me tell you a story.

Few years back I was working with an entrepreneur. He was feeding me some line about "solving a real business problem" instead of "building a social network." I asked him, "Look hombre - do you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or do you want to be the ...

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