About me

👋, I’m Jared.

I’m an investor at Costanoa Ventures focused on early-stage fintech & crypto. Prior to venture, I worked in product management across the startup lifecycle at companies like PayPal (twice), Blispay, BlockFi, Millennial Media, and Bill Me Later.

You can get in contact with me on LinkedIn or Twitter @jsfranklin221.

I’m an ISTJ (borderline INTJ) who values my wife, dogs, health, authenticity, self-awareness, pragmatism, judgment, progress, intellectual honesty, and curiosity.

Here are some of my Favorites


Product ManagementInspiredhighlights | podcast
BusinessBuilt to Lasthighlights
BusinessThe Age of the Platformhighlights
BusinessGrinding it Outhighlights
Personal FinanceStop Acting Richhighlights
Personal FinanceI’ll teach you to be rich
Personal FinanceStay the courseHighlights 1, 2
Personal FinanceMillennial Moneyhighlights
Personal FinanceThe Millionaire Next Door
InvestingThe Intelligent Investorhighlights
InvestingMastering the Market Cycleshighlights
InvestingThe Four Pillars of Investinghighlights
InvestingThe Elements of Investinghighlights
InvestingA Random Walk Down Wall Streethighlights
InvestingThe Little Book of Stock Market Cycleshighlights

Blogs, Posts, Memos, Vids, and Emails

Product ManagementBlog: SVPG Silicon Valley Product Group
* Product Management – Start Here
* Product Success
* Behind Every Great Product
* Good Product Team / Bad Product Team
* The Product Manager Contribution
* The Four Big Risks
Product ManagementPost: Crossing the Canyon: Product Manager to Product Leader
Product ManagementPost: Product Work Beyond Product-Market Fit
Product ManagementPost: Good Product Manager / Bad Product Manager
Product ManagementBlog: Black Box of PM
* PM Mental Models
Product ManagementShreyas Doshi:
* n+ Tweet threads
* How to Improve your Product Sense
Product ManagementAnthony Cintron Series:
* Responsibilities of a Product Strategists
* Responsibilities of a Product Manager
Product ManagementMini Thangaswamy (Braintree PM): What it Takes to Succeed as a Payments PM.
* Podcast
* YouTube vid
* Slideshare
Product ManagementBlog: Jackie Bavaro
* How to Hire Great Product Managers Part 1, 2, and 3
Product ManagementBlog: Adam Nash
Product ManagementBlog: Ken Norton
Product ManagementBlog: Sachin Rekhi
Product ManagementResources: The Ultimate Product Management Guide
BusinessBlog: a16z
BusinessBlog: Benedict Evans Essays and Presentations
BusinessEssays: Paul Graham Essays
BusinessMemo: Sequoia’s Investment Memo on YouTube
BusinessMemo: Brad Garlinghouse Yahoo Peanut Butter Manifesto
BusinessMemo: Slacks Stewart Butterfield We Don’t Sell Saddles Here
BusinessEmail: Howard Schultz The Commoditization of the Starbucks Experience
BusinessLetters: Amazon Shareholder Letters
Personal FinanceBlog: The Irrelevant Investor
Personal FinanceBlog: A Wealth of Common Sense
Personal FinanceBlog: Of Dollars and Data
Markets & InvestingEssays: Eric Peters One River Asset Management Weekend Notes
Markets & InvestingResearch: Vanguard Research
Markets & InvestingResearch: Federal Research Economic Data
Markets & InvestingBlog & Letters: Eric Cinnamond of Palm Valley Capital
Markets & InvestingLetters: wknd notes by Eric Peters of One River
Markets & InvestingLetters: Howard Marks / Oaktree Memos
Markets & InvestingLetters: Alta Fox Capital
Markets & InvestingBlog & Letters: Crescat Capital
Markets & InvestingLetters: Hedge Fund Letters



Movies & TV

Products (personally impactful)


  • Walking. Biggg walker.
  • Spinning
  • Biking
  • Working


  • Luck favors the persistent & relentless.
  • It could always be worse.
  • Whatever the fuck it takes.
  • All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If your plan is clear, it will be easier for you to stay on plan. Malkiel, Ellis
  • Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Einstein


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