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Podcast: Investing in Startups - Featuring Scott Gorlick

February 5, 2020 by Saxon Baum 0 Comments

Podcast

Podcast: Investing in Startups - Featuring Scott Gorlick

February 5, 2020 by Saxon Baum in Podcast

Oftentimes you trust your gut when deciding to put your finances, effort, and time into a company. In the early stages, you partner up with friends and family, and you choose your investments based on whether you like those people or not. But, as you move further down the spectrum, it becomes more science.

In today’s episode, Tom Wallace (Florida Funders Managing Partner) and Scott Gorlick discuss working for Uber and his journey to becoming an angel investor.  

Scott Gorlick is a native of southern Florida, where he also became one of the first 100 employees to work at Uber. After working at Uber for 6 years, launching their platforms, and scaling their operations globally, he moved to the east coast to spend time investing and advising great startups. In this episode, Scott shares some of the insights and lessons he learned, and what his transition to angel investing was like. He explains a few of his top lessons learned from his investment experiences so far, including why he enjoys working with founders in groundbreaking situations.

We Cover:

  • What the evolution of Uber looked like. (3:06)
  • What lessons did Scott learn at Uber? (3:38)
  • Why Uber’s IPO is changing drastically & what to expect in the future. (7:19)
  • How did Scott get started in angel investing? (8:52)
  • What Scott has learned from angel investing. (9:02)
  • How does Scott get involved with the companies he invests in? (10:36)
  • How valuations differ outside of Florida. (12:35)
  • Why Scott enjoys working directly with founders. (16:43)
  • What area of technology is Scott focusing on now? (18:43)

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Saxon Baum
Saxon Baum

Saxon Baum is the Director of Business Development. Saxon helps develop, coordinate, and implement sales and marketing plans to meet company growth objectives. He works directly with both new and current investors to raise investment funds for the Florida Funders portfolio companies and the investment fund. Saxon grew up in Pittsburgh and has a double major in Entrepreneurship and Political Science from Miami of Ohio.