Episode 11

Published on:

7th Jun 2022

The Founder Journey from an Investor's Perspective with Blaine Vess

In the last two years, Blaine has become one of the most prolific angel investors in the country. He previously founded Student Brands which he bootstrapped with his co-founders and ran as CEO then chairman through acquisition by Barnes and Noble in 2017. Blaine also co-founded Solve which completed the summer 2017 Y Combinator batch and was acquired later that year. Beyond his success as a founder and investor, Blaine is a deeply thoughtful, humble, and curious human willing to speak openly about numerous aspects of the founder journey and his experience on the investor side. If you have ever felt like investors are ‘the other’ or out of reach, this conversation may be deeply helpful.

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The Sanity Pod
Honest, human stories from the front lines of startup life
It's hard to start companies, it's difficult to lead, and we all have moments where we are convinced everyone else has it pulled together and that we must be the only sucker in the room.

This is a place for those stories and that kind of honesty. Honest, human stories from the front lines of startup life.

The more we are real with one another, the more we are each able to normalize the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial experience. And the more we can each quiet our inner voices of self-criticism and begin to step into the roles we were meant to play.

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