Charlie O'Donnell is the sole partner and founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. His fund makes seed and pre-seed investments to startups and was the first venture firm located in Brooklyn, the place Charlie was born and raised. Charlie’s got a particular interest in New York City startups and has gotten involved in the first round of funding for many companies to date, including Canary, Orchard Platform, Tinybop, Hungryroot, Clubhouse, Ringly, and goTenna. On this episode Charlie chats about his approach to choosing startups he is interested in investing in, what he looks for, why he thinks a good team and a great idea carry equal weight, and what he’d like to see happen in the realm of angel investing in terms of diversification.
It’s a proven fact that the return on investment (ROI) for the typical real estate deal far exceeds what you’ll see in the typical wall street investment. But the risks are - well - different. There’s a tremendous learning curve when it comes to real estate investing so you want to be sure you have your ducks in a row before you step into the game. Having a person like Joe Fairless as a resource and guide will definitely help you make that learning curve shorter, which is why he’s the guest on this episode of Capital Gains. Joe is an experienced real estate investor who makes money in real estate primarily through purchasing multi-family apartment buildings. On this episode you’ll hear how Joe got started, what he looks for in deals, and why he believes anyone can make money in real estate if they take the time to learn the business.