|Type of investor||Accelerator , Incubator , Seed Fund , Early stage VC|
|Typical investment size||Under $25,000 , $25,000 - $50,000|
|Typical investments in a year||30|
|Investments made||500 Friends, ApplyKit, TestSoup, Peku Publications, PBworks, uStream, canvas+, CapLinked, PathSource|
Wasabi Ventures, Peku Publications, SpinBox, ApplyKit, TestSoup
They raise too much money, too early on.
1. Listen to the marketplace.
2. Admit you are wrong all of the time.
3. Buy low, sell high.
Tom “TK” Kuegler is the co-founder and general partner of Wasabi Ventures. Wasabi Ventures is an venture capital, incubator, and consulting firm that specializes in building and advising early stage technology companies. In the last 10 years, Wasabi Ventures has built, financed, and advised over 200 start-ups including some wildly successful ventures like Right Now Technologies, PBworks, Ustream, and Etherpad.
In the 1990s, TK was the co-founder of two successful Internet startups, SNT and SpinBox.
TK is the author of all three editions of the highly acclaimed book Web Advertising and Marketing. He has authored dozens of articles about the Internet and been published in leading publications like inc.com and ClickZ. TK spends a great deal of time lecturing at colleges, seminars, companies, and conferences about the corporate benefits of utilizing interactive technologies. He currently sits on the Board of Sponsors of Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. He has presented at hundreds of events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.