Not all of us have the money (yet) to help companies grow and accelerate their inevitable success (or more likely, failure).
Investors use money as their vehicle of choice for delivering this acceleration. This is valuable. But of course, their are many modes of giving value, money just happens to be universal.
And, for me, as someone who does not have the money to invest — I invest my time in companies.
I actually pick the companies I want to work for just like an investor and that can be challenging. I want to work for companies with great founders, solving important problems, etc.
This actually makes a lot of sense and I have never thought of my time like that before.
Like if I can’t give people my money, I can give them my time.
And I might as well allocate my time to rocket-ships that I think will take off so that I can deliver optimal value for them.
Just like venture capital, picking where you want to work is really hard. There is lots of luck involved. But do your research and you can start “investing” your time properly!