Announcing launch of MiniVC: my AI avatar (free)

After some experimentation, I built and launched MiniVC, an AI avatar of myself. Check it out! It requires a subscription to ChatGPT Plus.

You might ask: how is this different from off-the-shelf ChatGPT? It’s designed to draw primarily from my research, 2 published books, and over 100 public presentations at leading universities and finance/tech conferences.  This is a corpus of data-based best practices in investing, company-building, and related issues. So, you’re drawing from a known source, vs. content of unknown provenance from unknown sources. In addition, I have designed MiniVC with a set of best practices around responding to the most common queries that I get (listed below).

My formative intellectual training (age 12) was as a programmer. I learned that whenever you do something more than once, you should think about automating it and ideally making it a callable routine in a library. I’ve applied that framework to everything in my life, which is why I have so many notes on best practices in different domains. Now, with modern generative AI, I have figured out a way to build an easy-to-use front end on all my research.

I’d love your feedback!

Some questions you can ask:


  • How can investors in the private markets generate alpha by using AI, analytics, and technology?
  • How should family offices invest in tech companies?
  • How do you identify high-potential emerging VC managers?
  • How I can accelerate the success of my portfolio companies?
  • How can I originate proprietary investments?
  • Who is disrupting the investment management industry, and how?
  • How do I accelerate my investing career?
  • Write a venture capital investment memo for this company: [URL] and [upload pitch deck].
  • Please give me feedback on my pitch deck and website for my [fund].


  • How can tech founders in transition figure out what to do next?
  • How do I brainstorm and validate startup ideas?
  • How do I win consulting, board, scout, operating, and investment roles with private equity/VC funds?
  • Please give me feedback on my pitch deck and website.

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