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How investing legend Stanley Druckenmiller’s approach aligns with VC

Success leaves clues and Stanley Druckenmiller has been described as on of the greatest money-making machines in history. The Macro Ops summary of key Druckenmiller concepts aligns closely with the Tribe approach VC. We’ve used key parts as inspiration in describing aspects of our process that aligns with what is described about “the Druck” and his approach to investing.

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Dating and Lead Gen Comparisons

What can the romantic approaches of random men to women they have never met teach us about lead gen and marketing in early-stage companies? Our co-founder Elaine has been subject to the realities of the internet that most women are subjected to – very random romantic approaches online. After she shared one such rather funny experience, the following thoughts came to mind.

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Letter to storm boy

Tribe co-founder Elaine was recently asked to join a panel where the question was “what would you tell your younger self?” We put down some thoughts and here were mine. It’s part personal and part related to how Tribe goes about supporting and working with founders.

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Who’s swimming naked?

They say it is only when the tide goes out can you see who’s swimming naked. The tide is well and truly going out, and we are about to see which founders and their companies are bathing in their birthday suits. In the crypto space we’ve seen blow ups like FTX that were swimming very, very naked. In the VC landscape in Australia, we’ve started to see parts of the cycle where companies that once raised a lot of money, are now not able to do so and sadly enter liquidation.

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B2B is the ‘dad bod’ of venture capital (and that’s why we like it)

When we tell the community our mandate is to support B2B tech companies scaling up into the UK and US, we know this is a mouthful and sounds like an oddly specific mandate. The comment we hear most from founders is, ‘we reached out to you because you help founders expand into the UK and US, and that’s the bit we need help with’. And the comment we most hear from investors is, ‘why only B2B tech?’

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Pitch Perfect

In this post we share the process for pitching to us and some insights on how to prepare to pitch to investors.

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