About 17,000 Credits

Even Obi Wan Has MAde Some bad Deals

17,000 Credits

The name 17,000 credits was taken from the scene above, where Obi-Wan Kenobi negotiates a ride to Alderaan (RIP) on the famed Millenium Falcon. This negotiation is a great case-study for how risk assessment can be critical when trying to make a decision. I also just think Han Solo is really cool. 


Kenobi Capital

This website was created to explore the Venture Capital and Startup Community (focused on the Midwest). I want to better myself as an investor and improve my business evaluation skills. This blog is where I come to do that. This blog does not represent the views of my employer.


Death Star Economics

This is the section of the blog where I will be discussing anything from movies, to economics, to golf, and much more. It's always healthy to have a couple of hobbies. 

I was inspired by a research paper written by Zachary Feinstein of Washington University in St. Louis. Educators like that man are what gives us hope for the future of America. Learning can be fun too. 


About the author: Peter G. Schmidt

I am a born-and-raised Ohioan with a love for everything finance and entrepreneurship. I grew up watching my mother start her own business and hearing stories about how my grandfather started his own company. I have always enjoyed hearing about the struggles and triumphs of entrepreneurs starting their own businesses. I currently work on the investments team with Rev1 Ventures and I love my job. I thoroughly enjoy the investment process and I am always on the lookout for the next great investment idea. Reach out to me on the connect page if you are in the Midwest and want to talk about startups, venture capital, or any of my posts. 


I provide general information - not professional or financial advice. Opinions and representations on are my own. While I am a venture capitalist and investor by trade, I am not providing financial advice or legal advice on my blog. I am only providing general information.

Second, while I try to provide accurate, general information, it may not apply to you. You should not rely on content I provide as financial or legal advice. You should consult a professional before making any financial or legal decisions.