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Frank Rotman

Frank Rotman

Every business has a core function. Some businesses make athletic shoes while others make wide screen televisions.

What’s become clear over the past week is that many people don’t understand what Banks actually do.

A simplified explanation if you're interested:🧵👇

March 16, 2023

Frank Rotman

What the heck do you do if a Founder is fully vested and asks for an options refresh?

It happens all the time but with valuations down the answer isn’t simple.

A few thoughts on a third-rail topic: 🧵👇

February 13, 2023

Frank Rotman

Underfunding a startup is risky because downstream capital might not be there if the startup hasn’t made material progress.

It’s a terrible idea to fund a plan that only gets a startup 80% of the way to Mars!

Here's why:🧵👇

February 10, 2023

Frank Rotman

2022 was a horror story with inflation being the boogeyman and the markets being a serial killer on the loose.

Surviving economic adversity is a life skill so here are a few tips to help you navigate 2023 and stay mentally strong. 🧵👇

January 22, 2023

Frank Rotman

Last night I lost my dad. He was 93 and lived a full life.

I’m not a very emotional person but I am good at writing down my thoughts, so this is a small tribute to my dad and an attempt at sharing how he shaped who I am today. 👇👇👇

January 10, 2023

Frank Rotman

Many companies went through a major layoff in 2022. Many more will reduce their staff in 2023.

When the dust settles, businesses will be leaner but challenges will still remain.

Here's a valuable checklist for survivors:🧵👇

December 16, 2022

Frank Rotman

2022 was more of a body blow than a knockout punch to #Founders and #VCs.

Most Founders will stagger to their feet and strategize with their Investors.

So while the next 12 months will feel like 12 more rounds, it’s a fight that can be won.

8 predictions for 2023: 🧵👇

December 13, 2022

Frank Rotman

Did you know that it’s now possible to buy an IRL house on @opensea?

It may sound like science fiction but it’s real.

Read on if you’re curious how it works and why this is a giant leap forward in the use of #web3 technology!

November 22, 2022

Frank Rotman

Another day another meltdown in the crypto space. Smarter minds than mine are unpacking the details of what’s happened and what comes next.

But I thought it would be worth explaining “the issue behind the issue” and when your money might not be safe!!!! 🧵👇

November 9, 2022