Max Niederhofer

Max Niederhofer

Austin, Texas & Europe
I am a general partner of Heartcore Capital, a top-decile European early-stage venture capital firm.
Jun
30
The unexamined life

The unexamined life

What are you really, truly scared of? Once you discard the assumptions, interpretations, limiting beliefs you hold? Deep in the
1 min read
Jun
29
Friction

Friction

Some people just rub us the wrong way. That is inevitable: none of us are perfectly smooth, rounded, instantly likeable,
1 min read
Jun
27

Pessimism

Pessimism masquerades as realism, but in startups as in life it is poison. Reject pessimism in yourself and do not
Jun
21
Emptying yourself

Emptying yourself

Let's get this out of the way in the month of Pride: I love you and respect you. I do
1 min read
Jun
13
The transactionality of VC-founder relationships

The transactionality of VC-founder relationships

I will keep this as anonymous as possible. I had lunch with a founder today. We don't know each other
1 min read
Jun
12
The Two Adventures (2/2): the inner, or "spiritual" path

The Two Adventures (2/2): the inner, or "spiritual" path

While our society has mostly embraced materialist realism, it remains a practically unlivable personal creed. Humans are material and spiritual
3 min read
Jun
08
Taken, blessed, broken, given

Taken, blessed, broken, given

The theme of today's post is from a book of Henri Nouwen's called Life of the Beloved, subtitle Spiritual Living
4 min read
Jun
07
The Two Adventures (1/2): the outer, or "materialist" path

The Two Adventures (1/2): the outer, or "materialist" path

This blog will be about what I consider the two adventures open to us in the modern world: the outer,
4 min read
Jun
03
IRROPS

IRROPS

“Due to the late arrival of the incoming aircraft…”: many a long day start like that. What was supposed to
2 min read
Jun
02
The problem of pain

The problem of pain

I’m on a series of international flights, joyfully accompanied by family, woefully equipped with an abscessed tooth I didn’
1 min read