Looking for a good place to start in my sizable portfolio of work? Look no further, as I've organized the categories of content as well as my greatest hits for each category on one page.
My flagship pieces are deal memos (aka investment memos) that I write about investments that I analyze. The best deal memos are balance succinctness and depth, and are a key instrument of the professional investor. Some of my favorite deal memos are:
- WhereBy.Us: the first company I ever invested in.
- Miso Robotics: a great company I chose to pass on, and demonstrates the importance of understanding one's priorities as an investor.
- Monogram Orthopaedics: one of the companies that really put my blog on the radar.
- Broke Angels: How (and Why) to Start Angel Investing When You're Broke. A primer to regulation CF and how I started my angel investing journey.
- How to Run for (President of the United States). A prelude that explains how I helped run a presidential campaign like a startup.
- Who I Am is How I Build: Exploring my Identity as a Creator. Understanding all facets of founder psychology and how it becomes organizational culture.
- The 'First Money In' Podcast: No code tools, crowdfunding, and supporting the AAPI community. My two cohosts are: Jonathan Lacoste, a former venture-backed founder turned space VC, and Brandon Bryant, a partner at Harlem Capital.
- Market and Hustle: EP6, Generating Thought Leadership W/ Content Marketing & Monetization Strategies. I talk to my friend and marketing expert Zaryn Sidhu about my journey building an audience, monetizing a product, and growing the business through community empowerment.
- Startup Investing for All S1E1: If there's one thing I like to invest in, it's B2B SaaS, also known as a startup selling business-to-business (B2B) software-as-a-service (SaaS.) Tune in to this episode to figure out why I use this jargon so frequently and why investors love to back it.
- Nerds for Humanity: Spoke with Tom at 'Nerds for Humanity' about my background, how it lead to the Yang campaign, and what I've been working on since the conclusion of the campaign.
- Adam and Sachin Show: Two of my subscribers have me on their podcast to talk about investing and entrepreneurship for a young adult audience.
- The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania: I gave a panel alongside Silpa Patel to share experiences from Asian-Americans in non-profit and the public sector.
An investor is only as good as what they know. By the numbers, I am an above average reader and have averaged finishing one book every 2.5 weeks for the last 7 years. I wrote about this process in a 2019 article 'How I Read and Learn in 2019'. Some of my favorite cheatsheets of the books I've read:
- AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee: A fantastic book that develops the parallel universe of Chinese tech innovation and American tech innovation.
- Ultralearning by Scott Young: In my opinion, one of the most under-appreciated books about autodidacts and a frequent book of review for me.
- Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump: A clinical psychologist and insider account of the psychological trappings of wealth.