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Investments

48

Portfolio Exits

21

About Tim Ferris

Tim Ferriss is an angel investor who generally invests $10-25K in young, emerging companies with a focus on early stage consumer internet start-ups. Geographically, he looks for companies in Silicon Valley but is open to other opportunities. He seeks to advise his portfolio companies on marketing and PR strategies. He also assists them on improving conversions/sign-ups. Ferriss is also blogger and entrepreneur. His best-known written work is The 4-Hour Workweek, which had been sold into 35 languages and reached #1 on The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. On May 3, 2009, it celebrated its 2nd straight year on The New York Times business bestseller list since its publication on April 27, 2007.<br /><br />Tim is also a guest lecturer at Princeton University, where he has spoken on high-tech entrepreneurship since 2003 in the Electrical Engineering and ORFE departments. Other education-related interests include social media-based fundraising experiments, such as LitLiberation, which was reported to have outraised television host Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 with no fixed costs. He is on the advisory board of DonorsChoose.org.

Tim Ferris Headquarter Location

911 Main Street Suite 2100

San Francisco, California, 64105,

United States

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Tim Ferris Puts Almost Nothing in His Calendar. Here's How You Can Do the Same

Jun 21, 2022

If you want to work less, you need to be incredibly protective of your time--starting with your calendar. Tim Ferriss. Photo: Getty Images Tim Ferriss is widely known for working as little as possible, yet he's somehow been able to write multiple bestselling books and build a massive brand for himself that most of us could only dream of. So, how does he do it? The truth is that he probably works a bit more than four hours per week, but he is incredibly protective of his time. It's a skill that every entrepreneur could benefit from, and one of the best ways to start is by getting a grip on your calendar . Ferris says, "I put very few things in my calendar, as I do not believe most people can do more than four hours of productive work per day at maximum." While this might sound impossible for the average business owner, it is possible to take back control of your calendar with a few simple hacks. Here's how. 1. Time blocking One way Ferriss is able to get more done in less is through time blocking, a technique I use and that I would assume most entrepreneurs are familiar with. For the uninitiated, the idea is that it's far more productive to block off three consecutive hours to get work done, rather than having three hours spread out throughout the day between meetings. Blocking off multiple hours is difficult for most busy entrepreneurs, but not impossible. Thankfully, technology can help here. I use a tool called Clockwise which integrates with Google Calendar. Clockwise will automatically find areas of "focus time" for me and everyone on my team, moving around our meetings and suggesting the best times so that everyone has at least a few hours per day to sit down and get real work done. The same could be done manually, but this makes it a whole lot easier. 2. The Arrow Method The Arrow Method is something I developed and that I've been using in my calendar for some time now. It's simple--the goal is to make your weekly calendar look like an arrowhead. Book the majority of your meetings in the beginning of the week, then let things taper out towards the end. At my company, Leverage, we schedule almost all of our team meetings and check-ins on Monday. I'm not going to lie, it's a pretty long day of meetings--especially for me. But it's a great system as it frees up the rest of the week for our most important work (much of which was planned out during those Monday meetings). Our team is encouraged to schedule meetings during the beginning of the week, if possible. Between this and Clockwise, we're able to block out significant amounts of focus time in our calendar. Some people will even have three or four day stretches with no meetings whatsoever. (Can you imagine?!) 3. Time is not linear Not all time slots on your calendar are created equal. That's because time is not linear. There will always be certain parts of the day that are more valuable than others, from a productivity standpoint. We all have peak times when we're most productive during the day, and when we can get the most done. Ferris knows this, which is why he always uses the first hour of his day to focus on his most important work. I'm in the same boat--I know that 9:00am after a workout, when I'm at my desk with a fresh coffee, is when I'm most productive. That time slot in my calendar is far more valuable than 6:00pm when I'm in the back of an Uber. One way to protect your most valuable time slots is to schedule lower value meetings and activities during your low value times. You can also take some meetings off your calendar entirely by conducting them asynchronously, through video or audio recordings. This is something I do frequently, as I can listen and respond to a recording from my team during low value times--and they can do the same for me. Jun 21, 2022

Tim Ferris Investments

48 Investments

Tim Ferris has made 48 investments. Their latest investment was in OpenSea as part of their Series A on March 3, 2021.

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Tim Ferris Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

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3/18/2021

Series A

OpenSea

$23M

Yes

48

3/9/2017

Angel

The Hustle

Yes

1

3/9/2016

Seed VC

Spot Tech

$2M

Yes

1

3/7/2016

Series A

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$99M

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10

12/16/2015

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

3/18/2021

3/9/2017

3/9/2016

3/7/2016

12/16/2015

Round

Series A

Angel

Seed VC

Series A

Series B

Company

OpenSea

The Hustle

Spot Tech

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Amount

$23M

$2M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Sources

48

1

1

10

10

Tim Ferris Portfolio Exits

21 Portfolio Exits

Tim Ferris has 21 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Wealthfront on January 26, 2022.

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1/26/2022

Acquired

$99M

26

11/8/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

10

10/7/2021

Acquired

3

7/28/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

2/3/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

1/26/2022

11/8/2021

10/7/2021

7/28/2021

2/3/2021

Exit

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

26

10

3

10

10

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