Charlie O’Donnell is the founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and has been an active member of the New York City startup community for over a decade. As an investor, Charlie looks for New York-based startups that have yet to raise 750k in a previous round. Charlie discusses the key lessons he’s learned from pitching to various companies in his career on this week’s episode.
Full Show Notes:
00:05:10 How did Charlie get involved with investing?
00:09:45 What has Charlie learned through his years of pitching?
00:13:25 What does it mean to be authentic?
00:17:30 How do we get more female founders to pitch?
00:19:30 Charlie believes you should have high expectations of your team.
00:21:05 How did Charlie know that Twitter and Foursquare were going to be big?
00:26:15 Even the best team and the best idea make pivots along the way.
00:27:40 What does Charlie look for when investing in a company?
00:30:40 In the last few years, there hasn’t been a ton of retail investing.
00:31:45 What makes a good pitch?
00:34:10 Charlie recommends the book, The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene