Neil here. I hope you’re having a fun and relaxing weekend.
Personally, I’ve been hustling as hard as ever – I really thrive on the 24/7 grind. Plus, things don’t ever really slow down in the startup world.
I’ll give you an example. Facebook, one of the largest and most influential companies in the world, has been laying low for several months as it grapples with antitrust investigations.
What that basically means is that Facebook hasn’t been able to do its usual “thing” – finding and gobbling up smaller businesses to absorb into their massive ecosystem.
A lot of people figured that meant we wouldn’t be hearing much about Facebook for a while. They were wrong.
It turns out that Facebook has been hiring a team of tech investors behind the scenes, with the end goal of launching its own venture capital fund.
The reasoning behind a move like this is simple: If Facebook can’t stay at the top of the food chain by acquiring great startups, it’ll do the next best thing instead – buy equity in them.
If nothing else, a Facebook VC fund will allow Team Zuck to keep their fingers on the pulse of the tech world. If you can’t beat ’em, and you can’t acquire ’em… Offer them capital and keep them under your watch.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Facebook is one of the world leaders in tech innovation. Facebook’s R&D team alone is one of the best in the world.
In other words, we’ll be keeping a close eye on any startup this fund ends up backing. Even if it’s not a company you can invest in yourself, it should provide you with ample information to adjust your own strategy. If the Facebook fund is going after startups that build wellness apps, for example… Those types of companies are probably fertile ground to look for opportunities yourself.
So don’t go anywhere… Because I’ll be here to let you know exactly what to look for when Facebook’s fund starts making moves.
Until next time,
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June 13 2020