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Todd interviewed ASTRALABS on March 5, 2021. Play Video
Todd Folk
Founder/CEO of AppApp 10+ years in the hospitality industry. Serial Entrepreneur, Tobacconist, & Rum aficionado.
Strengths
says, "Super knowledgable founding team - tackling the problem in a unique way."
Advice
says, "Due to the nature of the business, there are a lot of aspects to it - I think it would be super valuable if you provided short videos explaining each segment in detail and how investors gain benefit from each part. Clarification and ease of understanding I have always found to be tantamount to a successful raise."

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3X Exits | Published contributor in select publications including Forbes.com | Consulted at DARPA and IARPA
LEAD INVESTOR
Invested $25,000 this round + $81,858 previously
Being successful in the startup world means more than just having a great idea. Success is earned through the grit of the founder and by the team of highly capable people who surround the founder. ASTRALABS is not only solving a market need with a great idea, Ryan, a gritty founder, has surrounded himself with a highly capable team.  Since I first invested in early 2017, I have watched Ryan build his team and evolve this unprofitable early stage startup into a cash producing juggernaut by following his belief that entrepreneurs deserve a better support and preparation ecosystem, while at the same time investors of all sizes wanted to expand their startup investments beyond their local geographic borders. The market proved that Ryan's belief is spot on.  As ASTRALABS grew and met milestones I continued to invest because I believe that the best startup investments are follow on investments in winners. Furthermore, the diversification that the different business lines provide for ASTRALABS is essentially allowing me to divide the risk, inherent in all investments, across three different businesses all attacking entrepreneurs' and investors' significant market pain from different yet complementary angles.
Working with some of the startups and having assisted with the creation of educational materials for those startups, I am convinced that ASTRALABS is providing something that I wish that I had when I founded my startups and that I am glad to have today as an investor.

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