AJ FORSYTHE RECEIVES FIRST COMIC BOOK FOR A STARTUP REFERRAL!
Boost VC is fun. I was once asked by an LP during the final meeting to get a commitment, “why would startups accept your money instead of other investors money”, and I thought for a second and responded:
“We are extremely likable.”
The room broke out into laughter, and I did close the investment. To this day they are my longest running institutional partner.
I think it’s a solid analogy for how we have built partnerships at Boost VC with both Limited Partners and Startups. Build with good intent, and solve problems with authenticity while giving people fresh energy.
Which leads me to the most exciting referral program on the planet. Boost VC has announced an exciting and fun offer for its portfolio companies. Any company that refers a deal that we end up investing in, will receive a rare comic book as a thank-you gift.
This offer is a great opportunity for the Boost VC portfolio companies to not only help their fellow entrepreneurs, but also to add a unique and valuable item to their collection. The specific comic book that will be given out will be based on the company and founder who refers the deal.
AJ Forsythe, CEO of Coop (shown in the picture above) - has been awarded the first comic book referral reward!! We have known AJ for a decade. He is a phenomenal human and has supported Boost VC for as long as we have known him. Fortunately, when AJ decided to found Coop, Boost VC became their earliest investor.
Comic books have long been a passion for many of us at Boost VC (mostly me), and they have played a significant role in the firm's ethos and culture. From the comics that inspire us to the ones that we read for enjoyment, these stories and illustrations have had a profound impact on us and our work.
One of the key reasons for the importance of comic books at Boost VC is their ability to spark imagination and creativity. Many of the most innovative and successful startups have been built on the back of creative ideas, and comic books are a great way to fuel that creativity. Whether it’s the philosophical pontification of “Calvin and Hobbes” or the epic chronicles of what it means to be a “Good” or “Bad” found between the pages of Invincible Compendium, comic books have a way of capturing our attention and inspiring us to think outside the box.
Another reason that comic books are such an integral part of Boost VC's culture is the values that they often embody. Many of the best comic books are built on a foundation of optimism, hope, and persistence, and these are values that we strive to uphold in our work. From the earliest days of Boost VC, we have been committed to supporting and empowering entrepreneurs, and the stories and characters in comic books serve as a constant reminder of that mission.
Additionally… comic books are also just plain fun.
Boost VC has a reputation for supporting and investing in innovative startups, and this offer is just one example of the firm's commitment to fostering a vibrant and supportive community. By offering a rare comic book as a reward for successful referrals, Boost VC is not only recognizing the value of its portfolio companies' contributions, but also providing an incentive for them to continue to connect the firm with exciting new deals.
If you are a Boost VC portfolio company and have a promising deal to refer, don't miss out on this opportunity to receive a rare comic book and support the growth of the Boost VC startup ecosystem.
**50% of this post was written with OpenAI ChatGPT**