Author: Jeff Bussgang

  • My new book: The Experimentation Machine

    Learn how the best startups iterate their way to success and find PMF faster than ever with the power of generative AI. True to the experimentation mindset, I will be writing and iterating on the content in the coming months. Subscribe to my newsletter, The Experimentation Machine, to read early excerpts, share feedback, and discover…

  • Flybridge’s AI Thesis (and Sole Focus): A Future Woven With Intelligence

    Over our 22-year history, Flybridge has always focused on investing in trends that will define business and society in the future. In fact, our name is a nod to the highest deck on a boat, offering an unobstructed view of the waters ahead. From this vantage point, we scout for opportunities and look for ways…

  • An AI Professor at Harvard: ChatLTV

    This last semester, I ran a few generative AI experiments in my Harvard Business School (HBS) class. The largest experiment was the creation of an AI faculty co-pilot to help me teach my MBA entrepreneurship course, Launching Tech Ventures (LTV). This blog post will share some of the findings from that experiment. Course Background LTV…

  • A New Vertical SaaS Playbook: fintech-first

    The global SaaS market is measured to be $250 billion annually and still growing rapidly, as much as 20% per year according to some analyst estimates. Within the SaaS market, there is an increased focus on vertical SaaS – industry-specific or niche-focused functionality that follows the SaaS playbook. Remarkably, there are now nine public Vertical SaaS…

  • Now Is The Time to Play Offense

    For the past six months, there has been a lot of handwringing about the market downturn. Most everyone has been advising entrepreneurs to marshal their capital, cut costs, and extend their runway. In essence, play defense. Many investors have been creating a whiplash effect with their portfolio companies. As one of my CEOs put to…

  • Flybridge 2022

    This post is by Jeff Bussgang from SEEING BOTH SIDES We are pleased to announce that Flybridge has raised a pair of new, oversubscribed funds with aggregate commitments of $150 million to continue our mission of backing ambitious founders at the pre-seed and seed stage. With this latest fundraise, Flybridge crosses $1 billion in assets…

  • The Rocket Ship Startup List – 2022 Edition

    This post is by Jeff Bussgang from SEEING BOTH SIDES As many of you know, each spring I provide a comprehensive list of exciting, fast-growing, rapidly hiring startups that are promising places to start or continue a career in Startupland. This year has been another boom year for tech startups, to say the least. As…

  • Echoes of (My) History in Ukraine

    This post is by Jeff Bussgang from SEEING BOTH SIDES Ukranian border crossing at Siret, Romania It has been a hard week to focus on startupland. My usual daily obsession with new innovations, new entrepreneurs, and new fundings has been replaced with daily reports of bombs, convoys, and sanctions as Ukraine struggles for its survival.…

  • What We Have Learned from Backing 100 Companies Founded By Women

    This post is by Jeff Bussgang from SEEING BOTH SIDES AllSpice Co-Founder Valentina Ratner in front of Baker Library at HBS This week, Valentina Ratner (formerly Toll Villagra), co-founder and CEO of AllSpice, announced the company’s $3.2M seed financing. AllSpice is essentially building “Github for hardware” — a collaboration hub inspired by software principles, powered by Git, and…

  • Are VCs Racist? Explaining The Capital Gap

    This post is by Jeff Bussgang from SEEING BOTH SIDES Over the holidays, there was a bit of a firestorm on Twitter over comments made by venture capitalist Joe Lonsdale of 8VC regarding VCs and racism. The original tweets and resulting dialog inspired me to write this post in an attempt to address the question that…