Author: Yohei

  • We’re building the future of VC (AI Tools)

    Happy new year! As we kick off 2023, we’re leaning into our brand as VCs who don’t just invest, but build – we roll up our sleeves and push innovation forward – for ourselves, the industry, and the ecosystem at large. We’re only a few days into 2023, and we’ve already generated 3500+ go-to-market strategies […]

  • My Build-in-Public Log

    Yohei’s Build-In-Public Log ⚙️ I shared some of our recent AI experiments last month. As we continued to experiment, wanted an easy way to share this with fellow builders. Jump to, and filter by category, tutorials, and more. Here are some highlights from this past month: Pitch Deck Parser 🔍 Calling this out specifically due to how amazing it […]

  • AI Experiments Galore

    We shared some early experiments around AI last month like Mini Yohei (portfolio support) and our Due Diligence tool. We’ve since continued experimenting, which has led to incredible insights, new relationships, and a much clearer vision for what’s possible. Let’s explore a few things we built this month… Many of these are merely building blocks towards a much […]

  • AI Explosion 🧨

    Last month’s coverage on the LLM space was just the tip of the iceberg. Since then, it’s been a WILD month of new announcements (I’ve included a few older, but relevant stuff too). Let’s go! OpenAI launched an open-source speech-to-text model called Whisper that’s capable of 75+ languages out of the box with high accuracy. Some example […]

  • A quick deep dive into recent AI tools

    GPT-3, DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and more… what are these? You’re going to see the three letters LLM a lot over the next sixth months, kick started by OpenAI’s release of GPT-3 and DALL-E. More specifically, the release of their newest “davinci” model within GPT-3 and DALL-E 2. Both of these have shown a huge jump ahead of it’s […]

  • Mini-Yohei Can Now Write Blog Posts!

    Mini Yohei is an AI bot that I am training to scale my ability to help founders. I haven’t written a blog post about him yet, but he’s been alive for a few days on Twitter if you want to check him out. Below is a blog post written by Mini Yohei about his ability […]

  • New & Interesting Startups (and trends)

    This is a collection of articles from the blog that specifically cover interesting startups and trends we notice in the early-stage startup market: Mar 2021 [Web3] – 150+ Web3 Startups Oct 2021 [Web3] – Web3 Tools: Beyond the JPEGs Sept 2021 [NFTs] – WTF is happening w NFTs right now? Aug 2021 [Real Estate] – […]

  • Raising a Venture Capital Fund

    We closed our fund 1 for Untapped Capital! When we started, we be benefited greatly from content shared by other VCs like Elizabeth Yin. We wanted to do the same, so analyzed our fundraising data to share with you. Let’s dig in 👇 As a caveat, every firm’s journey is different, so this is at […]

  • 150+ Web3 Startups

    In case you missed it, I wrote a tweet thread recently that covered 130+ interesting web3 startups. I know we’ve covered web3 startups plenty, but the opportunity of innovation here is hottest right now, so here’s another 20+ startups! We covered The Graph previously, an indexing protocol for ETH and IPFS. Bitquery is similar, but for 30+ blockchains. Then you […]

  • Web3 Tools: Beyond the JPEGs 🐇

    I know I already covered NFTs in March and September, but alas – this is where I spent this last month so here we go again! In preparation for my PixelBeasts project, I sat down to play around with the Metamask (wallet) and OpenSea (marketplace) API to see if I could build some utility – the industry term for the various benefits of owning an NFT […]