Chaos Is a Ladder, with Marvin Liao

Chaos Is a Ladder, with Marvin Liao

Marvin Liao is an Angel Investor, Keynote Speaker, and Ex-Partner of 500 Startups, one of the world's largest business accelerators. In this episode (recorded in April 2020), Nick and Marvin discuss life as an investor during COVID, their predictions on how startups will be affected during and after the pandemic, and some tips on how to prepare for future recessions.

Listen in to learn what Marvin looks for in a startup and his thoughts on how this pandemic will affect both investors and entrepreneurs for years to come. Marvin shares what he's currently seeing with his portfolio of over 400 startups and his best predictions for the rest of the pandemic. He also provides a few tips on how businesses can prepare for future recessions just like this one.

Marvin Liao

Marvin Liao

Angel Investor, Keynote Speaker, and Ex-Partner of 500 Startups

Marvin Liao is an Angel Investor with over three decades of experience in the tech and startup industries. He previously held an executive position at Yahoo! and is an Ex-Partner of 500 Startups, one of the world's largest business accelerators. He currently serves as a Board or Advisory Board Member at 8 companies and mentors at over 20 accelerator programs across the globe.

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