You know you want to invest in transformative technology—but once you find a promising startup, do you know how to diligence them? Matt Ohlman, CTO of Shadow Ventures, is here to help. This series will give investors a foundation upon which they can evaluate technology startups for investment. In this first episode, we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty of technical debt. What exactly is technical debt, and why is it such an important consideration when investing in a tech startup? How can you identify startups that are likely to fall victim to technical debt, so that your money doesn’t disappear into a black hole with them? Matt will put you on the path towards finding startups that prioritize solid code over speedy product delivery.