The sports card market is hot right now in many ways. A recent example is Nat Turner’s efforts to take Collectors Universe (Ticker: CLCT) private.

Grading has revolutionized cards and Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA) is by far the market leader. Collectors Universe (Ticker: CLCT) is the parent company of PSA. Collectors Universe was trading at about $25 per share pre-pandemic and then fell to about $15 in March 2020. As the sports card market took off though, the time it took PSA to grade cards took longer and longer, and the backlog of cards in their system grew tremendously. The market recognized this, and the stock rocketed to the mid-$60s right before the first acquisition offer.

Nat Turner and his investment group (including Mets’ owner…


The following is the second in a series of profiles of syndicate leads. I first got interested in syndicate investing by listening to his podcast interview with Meb Faber in 2018 and he was the first syndicate lead that I backed.

Hopefully this series helps you become a better investor and discover syndicate leads that you may want to back. (The first profile was Ashley Flucas.)

Please contact me if there is a particular syndicate lead that you would like profiled.

Phil Nadel — Forefront Venture Partners
Phil Nadel — Forefront Venture Partners
Phil Nadel — Forefront Venture Partners

Please briefly give us your background and how you got into the venture world?

I have been an entrepreneur…


Roam is a revolutionary, highly flexible productivity app that I recently discovered.

Screenshot from www.roamresearch.com

Roam is a revolutionary, highly flexible productivity app that I recently discovered. It’s hard to categorize. It’s simultaneously a productivity app, a journaling app, a To Do app, a CRM, and overall “Second Brain” app. It was a bit hard to get started, but once you get the hang of it, it’s wonderful and almost addictive. I use it multiple times a day.

I created this article to share my journey. At the end, I give you specific steps to get started for yourself.

I came across it by seeing this tweet from Jeff Morris Jr.:

Then I read…


My summary of the 5th annual AngelList Confidential conference

Earlier this month, AngelList held its 5th annual AngelList Confidential conference. This is a yearly private event that they hold to bring together investors and startup founders to discuss the state of the venture capital industry. As with most conferences since the pandemic, it was held virtually this year. With this new format, it allowed them to invite a much larger audience since no travel was involved. In order to keep some of the intimacy of previous events, in addition to open general sessions, they held some exclusive closed sessions and virtual networking events for the most active AngelList investors…


The following is the first in a series of profiles of venture capital syndicate leads. Hopefully this helps you become a better investor and discover syndicate leads that you may want to back.

Please contact me if there is a particular syndicate lead that you would like profiled.

Ashley Flucas
Ashley Flucas
Ashley Flucas — Flucas Ventures

AngelList Syndicate: https://angel.co/s/ashley-flucas/HzSnZ

Please briefly give us your background and how you got into the venture world?

I started my career as a capital markets lawyer, and I practiced in London to get exposure to cross-border work (and because I was still figuring out what I wanted to do in the investment…


Alumni Syndicates are a great way to get access to high quality deal flow

One key factor in becoming a successful venture capital investor is access to high quality deal flow. The beauty of syndicate investing is that the casual investor can get access to a lot of deal flow without spending a lot of time to source them. Syndicate leads do the work of sourcing all the deals, doing some due diligence, and presenting what they feel are high quality deals. It’s then up to the investor to do further due diligence and only invest in those deals that are appropriate for them. …


More people will now have access to private investments to grow their wealth

Access to private investments such as venture capital and syndicates is currently limited to “accredited investors”. While the general public is allowed to invest in the stock market, ETFs, and mutual funds, regulations limit access to private investments to only wealthy individuals. Since these types of investments are less regulated and more risky, the theory is that the general public should be protected from these type of risky investments and only wealthy investors who can theoretically afford the losses to invest should be allowed to invest. Generally, the SEC defines an “accredited investor” as someone who has earned more than…

Giri Cherukuri

Individual Investor and Baseball Card Collector — Follow me here: linktr.ee/giric

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