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This substack has two sections:
1.) Startups Unpacked
is a newsletter by Dan Hightower on startups & angel investing. It’s the best way to learn about the big ideas behind today’s most exciting startups. Thousands subscribe because it’s informative, a little funny, it inspires, and it’s free!

2.) SyndicateHunt is the TrustPilot of angel investing syndicates. The directory of syndicates helps founders raise capital faster, investors find diversified deal flow, and syndicate leads grow their network.

If it’s not for you, it’s easy to unsubscribe. But most people love it!

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You’ll learn about promising new tech startups as I go beyond the headlines to unpack the product & the big idea behind why they're the next big thing. I cover brilliant startups that you might have otherwise missed, or an angle on a bigger story that isn’t getting the coverage it deserves.

For entrepreneurs, it inspires you to think differently & develop new startup ideas!

For angel investors, it keeps you informed of trends & investment theses.

For tech lovers, it makes you excited to help the next big startup get off the ground by trying it out!

There’s Also A Podcast!

Startups Unpacked is also a podcast with fresh takes from venture-backed startup founders who are building great products. Hear tactical advice from world-class founders building the next big thing.

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Dan Hightower
2x venture-backed founder -> Angel investor -> Helping entreps go from idea to profit/funded