Sep 10, 2020Liked by Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Awesome post and I completely agree about sharing your own investment memo content with founders as a way to win deals and ensure that everyone is on the same page.

I know you mentioned that investment memos are internal, as is the case for almost all firms, as a student of VC it would be great to be able to see one from real diligence rather than a theoretical one. Whether it comes from an investment made or not, I think it would really help accelerate the learning of many subscribers!

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Aug 24, 2020Liked by Nikhil Basu Trivedi


Nikhil, thank you for sharing. Just found this right before the call with investor! Very grateful!

Btw, what is the best way to contact you with the potential "next big thing"?

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Aug 18, 2020Liked by Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Hey Nikhil, screenshot memos are a great idea !

I would love to see more investors do the same too. As founders, the thought process of investors is often a black box. This will help founders understand things that make a startup tick, as well as potential pitfalls - not just from an investment pov, but also from future opportunities / risks that a founder with limited experience might not have anticipated.

Good luck ! would love to see this happen.

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Aug 12, 2020Liked by Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Hi Nikhil, great post and interesting read on the Airbnb missed one track back emails. You finally convinced me to start drafting deal write-ups and posting screen memos. The typical deal postings are indeed often promotional and therefore annoying.

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Thanks Nikhil for sharing bit of "behind the scenes". I would love to hear more on the decision making process and how you evaluate financially.

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I love this essay!

Writing has definitely helped me to clarify my own thoughts and rumblings to get to a concise write-up that'd guide my decision making, whether for a business case study, presentation, meeting notes on a project or just simple to-do lists for the day.

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Thanks Nikhil! I remains a pleasure to get a little peek inside an angel investors' mind about their investment decision-making process. Thank you for sharing. Out of curiosity, what are the kind of industries you generally get excited about?

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