Hello, I'm Nicolas Bustamante
I was born and raised in Paris, and I now live in San Francisco. I briefly studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and UC Berkeley before dropping out at 21 to start a company.
I founded Doctrine, a legal information platform that makes the law accessible and understandable for lawyers. Our goal is to improve the legal system by organizing the world's legal information. We think that humanity will create more wealth thanks to a more efficient legal system. As the CEO of Doctrine, I contributed to hiring 184 people, securing tens of millions of dollars in debt and equity funding, and building a fast-growing, profitable B2B SaaS startup. I now work as a chairman on strategy, finance, M&A, and whatever challenges my friend and CEO, Guillaume, needs me for. If you live in Europe, you should consider joining Doctrine, a rare, profitable, high-impact, fast-growing startup.
I want to build multi-decade businesses with long-term people. I'm working to level up our legal and financial systems to modern standards. Upgrading the operating system of our society will unlock trillion of wealth to push humanity forward.
I enjoy building companies to achieve societal goals. I like selecting the team, fostering strong company culture, scaling the organization, talking to customers, developing a product, and allocating capital. I have expertise in scaling B2B companies, and I love to talk with other founders about org charts, distribution channels, competitive moats, positioning, pricing, sales strategies, ideal metrics (CAC/LTV, ARR/FTE, NDR)...
I'm a big proponent of value investing, and I read every book about Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, Benjamin Graham, or Mark Leonard. I love the combination of patience, skepticism, contrarianism with aggressiveness when the right time comes. I see no better investing style than buying an asset for less than its intrinsic value and hold it for the long term.
I aspire to be a better person. A bunch of adverse events in 2020 made me think about happiness and the meaning of life. I'm today more proactive and intentional when it comes to personal development and building meaningful relationships.
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Incentive and Skin in the Game 🔥
The Power of the OKR Framework
Surviving Capitalism with Competitive Moats 🔥
Facing the Innovator's Dilemma 🔥
How to Reinvest Earnings 🔥
How Much Leverage?
How to Buy Back Shares
The Dichotomy of Leadership
Leadership Lessons Learned in Combat 🔥
Marine Corps Warfighting: the Best Book about Culture
How to Invest to Develop Wealth 🔥
Should I Give my Savings to a Banker? 🔥
How to Beat the Market 🔥
Putting your Reputation at Risk 🔥
Value versus Growth Investing
How to Survive Inflation
How to Calculate the Intrinsic Value
Compounding with Long Term People
The Impact of the Highly Improbable 🔥
The Last Man Standing
Physical Minimalism 🔥
Margin of Safety
Uniswap or the Rise of Decentralized Crypto Exchange
Money and Credit Manipulation? Ask Ludwig von Mises! 🔥