|Type of investor||Incubator|
|Typical investment size||$100k - $250k|
|Typical investments in a year||12|
|Investments made||Attassa, Flightcaster, Flit, Gimmie, Juice in the City, Jungle Apps, NextJump, NileGuide, PagerDuty, Playhaven, UpOut|
|Investments partners||Many VCs, seed funds and angels|
|Categories of interest|
|Credentials||Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser|
I want to change the world.
Dropbox, Flipboard, Playhaven
Seeing people use and love something that you built is as good as it gets. Trying to get others to see the vision before it's realized is a fun challenge and requires LOTS of energy and persistence.
Taking the advice of others too quickly even when it goes against their gut instincts.
1. Expect and embrace change
2. Surround yourself with great people only
3. Discover your business before you aggressively grow it
Doug Renert is a co-founding partner of Tandem Capital, Silicon Valley's mobile industry incubator. Tandem backs 12 early stage mobile startups each year with its brand of "muscle capital," a powerful combination of funding and hands-on support.
Prior to Tandem, Doug built businesses as an operating executive at Oracle and as CEO of telecommunications startup Tello. He started his career as a corporate attorney at the firm now known as DLA Piper.