Andris

Berzins

VC investor, former startup founder, startup activist, weekend warrior
Riga, Latvia
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ABOUT ME
After spending two years at my alma mater - Stanford Business School - during the run-up to the dot-com bubble, my appetite was whetted in the intersection of technology and business. Aside from two years at a strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, I have spent the past 18 years at technology startups in the US and Europe. Highlights include two executive roles, including 2 startups, that each exited for over $100M.
Outside work, I am a father of four kids, husband to a wonderfully smart and capable lawyer. I co-founded and am on the boards of the TechHub Riga and TechChill foundations and work to support the startup community in Latvia and the other Baltic States. Last but not least - I’m a part time (aka weekend) warrior in the National Guard of Latvia, serving as an infantryman in the 1st Riga Brigade.
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Andris Berzins on Get feedback on your future startupVC investor, former startup founder, startup activist, weekend warriorabout 1 month ago
Great podcast with James Currier of NFX interviewing Keith Rabois, legendary startup co-founder and investor, now with Founders Fund. Keith talks about what a contrarian really is, how important teams are in determining startup success, all with fantastic stories from Square, PayPal and his other startups and investments. https://www.nfx.com/post/how-contrarians-think-with-keith-rabois/
How Contrarians Think: The Early Days of Square, Yelp & PayPal with Keith Rabois
www.nfx.com

Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
👌thx for sharing Andris Berzins
Andris Berzins on Get feedback on your future startupVC investor, former startup founder, startup activist, weekend warrior2 months ago
This is a fantastic detailed post on what it takes to be Series A ready. By Louis Coppey of Point Nine Capital. https://medium.com/point-nine-news/9-tricks-to-be-series-a-ready-f93b2a050c85
9 tricks to be “Series-A ready” - Point Nine Land - Medium
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8/11/2020
Thank you, Andris, for taking time and for your advise.
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Andris helped me to be more realistic about my idea, increased my awareness about potential risks/challenges and gave good market overview. That was really valuable! His insihgts will help me to avoid mistakes and ungrounded assumptions. Thanks a lot!
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Andris is focused, business oriented, can provide valuable analysis for a well-defined business idea
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It was a pleasure. Warm and well prepared conversation.
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