My name is Muhan Zhang, and I’m the founder and editor of Startup Investing for All. Startup Investing for All (or ‘In For All’ for short) started as a personal blog in 2018 that I eventually monetized as a premium newsletter and community for angel investors. I launched the paid newsletter in August 2020, five months after leaving my last job in an unrelated field, and now have dozens of Internet strangers paying to read my thoughts on startups, venture, and entrepreneurship. …
On calls that I have with premium subscribers, I often joke that I have the most preposterous job ever. Great people, with healthy wallets, pay me, to meet other great people, with equally healthy wallets, and give my $0.02 on outlandish proposals to build the future. Most proposals will then return pennies on the dollar back on the initial investment, while a few of these proposals’ founders will go down as the “Great People who Built America” (e.g. Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford of the 21st century. …
Originally posted on muhanzhang.com
For my mother, the iron woman:
In your triumphant, battered hymn, I now sing the song of history.
The first business I started was with Airbnb in Miami, FL in the fall of 2015. I was a 22 year old fresh college graduate, starting my first job in a startup. At the time, I had been gainfully employed as a software engineer for all of six weeks when my employer started missing payroll. In a panic, I called my mother and conspired an emergency plan: I would rent out my bedroom in Miami (rent basis: $873/mth)…
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Fintech platform that connects independent auto dealers and lenders.
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Engineers from Buffalo, NY are teaming up together to deliver a light rail mobility solution. Pre-product, pre-revenue, and eager to see what the innovation is.
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Alternative meat industry meats (heh) alcohol — alternative alcohol industry is creating mocktail liquor and going d2c. Doesn’t even have to go through Drizly!
Thanks for publishing this piece, Tian. I'm embarrassed to acknowledge as an Asian-American that the gravity of the situation hadn't registered to me until I read your piece and did more digging.
For anyone else whose just getting caught up to speed, I also watched ABC News segment on the state of things after Tian's article: https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/stop-hate-rise-violence-asian-americans-76263573
I shouted out this piece on my podcast that should be going live on Mon, so hopefully that'll raise awareness from our small-but-mighty platform. Keep up the good work!
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SaaS company wants to sell an energy monitoring solution to businesses to help reduce their utility bill.
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B2C2B Company wants to build the next professional learning/coaching marketplace. Can it learn from Coursalytics, whom I covered in summer 2019?
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Mobile app is helping people train their hearing. Very positive business, the question is how they can grow to become venture backable.