Serial entrepreneur turned investor, mentor, author...
Networks Luni is a member of
Carnegie Mellon University Network
University of Washington Network
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$20K - $500K
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most interested inImpact, especially poverty, hunger, and the environment. 80:20 emerging markets and US/Canada. I like startups that solve real problems. I'm a rare investor who likes tried-and-true businesses, where tech is added later after building a profitable core business. Show me innovation in business models to excite me.
not interested inIf you start your pitch with "an app that" I'm not interested. If you are solving a "first world problem" I'm not interested. If after two sentences I can't tell what you do or why, you are going to get pitched one of my books, blog posts, or podcasts. Problem, customer, solution, typically in that order, ideally iterated 30 times until it flows.
Luni Libes's Experience
CEO Africa Eats2020 - Present
Founder Nimble 1992 - 1996
Luni Libes's Education
Carnegie Mellon University BS Math & Computer Science
University of Washington MS Computer Science and Engineering
Bainbridge Graduate Institute EIR & Faculty Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship