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So what is this newsletter about?

I'm here to help you build, grow, and raise capital for your startup.

Every Tuesday you'll get Two Minute Startup, a quick read that includes:

  • One startup opportunity

  • One framework

  • One useful tool

  • One emerging trend

  • One founder quote

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And who's writing it?

I'm Michael Houck. Founder, creator, and investor.

My last startup raised $15 million, including a Series A from a16z. I also cofounded an early stage venture firm and invested in over 40 startups.

Before that, I was a product manager at Airbnb and was part of the early team at Uber Eats.

These days I'm focused on growing this newsletter — expect high-quality, well researched but concise pieces each week.

PS: I post 2-3 threads about startups and venture capital on my Twitter each week. If you enjoy this newsletter you'll probably like them as well.