Personal Code of Conduct
Startups are hard, and fundraising is rough. I have been in your shoes as a former founder. Therefore, I am transparent about my thinking, process, conflicts of interest, competitors in our portfolio, or the likelihood of an investment. I will not string you along.
I respect your time by maximizing remote meetings, being on time and letting you know in advance about delays or rescheduling. I read and understand all materials that you send me at least one day before. I will focus on you (and not my phone or email) during our meetings.
I educate before I negotiate. I am frank about the market range for investment terms. I seek a fair equity stake in your business that incentivizes the best spread of startup outcomes. If we have partnered, I will act in the best interests of the company, respond promptly at all times and be personally there for you rain or shine.
Notable Angel Investments
How To Use Jeremy
Honestly, most investors over-promise and under-deliver. I'd rather just promise and deliver.
I love helping by:
Nurturing the private founder peer circle which you will join for community support and help
Product-market fit, unit economics and business models discussions
Fundraising your next round by building a great deck storyboard, target list and pitch coaching
Launch, marketing and distribution strategy (mostly using podcasts, influencers and word-of-mouth)
Saying great things about you to press, prospective talent, and other investors
Referring in talent or introductions across my network from time to time
Getting out of your way to do your thing (including signing all the logistics swiftly)
Engineering or technical leadership
Product or UX design
Being a dedicated talent recruiter
Financial accounting, systems and taxes
Understanding Europe, Africa or South America as end-markets
Please reach out to me at any hour. I have notifications set up so I'll only get alerted when I want to. If it's urgent, Whatsapp me for the fastest response.
WhatsApp (I'll send my # to you post-investment)
Videocall (I'll send you my Calendly link post-investment too)
Jeremy Au © 2022
I’m responsible for what I say. All analysis, humor, interpretations, errors and swear words are my own personal responsibility. These are my own thoughts, generated by me, representing me. Of course, you should not rely on anything in the blog as legal, financial, accounting, investment, tax, or any other kind of regulated advice. I’m a dad living in Singapore who enjoys working with startups, and wants to share with the world uncommon insights and reflections.