Category: Jeff Bussgang

Cloudflare, Sprung from HBS, is Quietly Worth $5 Billion

Disclosure: I am not an investor in Cloudflare. I have no ties to the company other than a friendship with the two founders. Amidst all […]

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Valuing Those Pesky Stock Options

I receive many questions from my students and other startup joiners regarding how to evaluate the value of the stock options they are being offered. […]

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Experiments Lead to Product-Market Fit

The central theme of my Harvard Business School class, Launching Technology Ventures (LTV), is that startups are experimentation machines and the choice and design of experiments during […]

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The Rocket Ship List of Startups – 2019

New graduates should jump on board one of these high flying companies and go along for the ride Graduating students hungry to dive into the startup […]

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All About Applied AI

My partner, Chip Hazard, has been on a blogging tear lately on the topic of Applied AI. We are pretty fired up about this theme […]

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How To Raise Your First Round of Capital

Every year, I do a talk at Harvard Business School regarding how to raise your first round of capital. In the past, folks have found […]

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Applied AI: Beyond The Algorithms

Great, thoughful post from my partner, Chip, on Applied AI. Hazard Lights One of the primary areas of focus for Flybridge over the years has […]

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Don’t Abandon Lean Experimentation on the Blockchain

In my blockchain investment work (we have invested in six early-stage projects, including bloXroute, Enigma, FalconX, NEX and two stealth projects), I have been struck […]

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Blockchains and Communities

We are big believers in community-building. We have invested heavily in it as a firm, contributing to the ecosystem in various ways that are consistent […]

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The New Financing Playbook for Blockchain Startups

When I first wrote Mastering the VC Game, Satoshi Nakamoto had just issued his seminal Bitcoin white paper. At the time, no one could have imagined […]

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The Search for Product Market Fit

Each year, I join my friend Ed Zimmerman (lawyer, super angel, wine enthusiast and raconteur) at his annual Venture Crush First Growth conference (fka First […]

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The Rocket Ship Startup List: 2018

New graduate? Jump on board one of these high flying companies Graduating students hungry to dive into the startup community (aka StartUpLand) often struggle to select […]

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Dropbox S-1 Teardown

I love S-1s. I know I am weird but S-1s are loaded with great nuggets of insights about business models, company performance and have fascinating […]

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How To Raise Your First Round of Capital

Last week, I delivered a presentation to Harvard Business School students on how to raise your first round of capital from angels and venture capitalists. […]

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Business Leaders Get Woke

Watching the Golden Globes last night, the message hit you like a two by four. Black dresses, biting jokes, poignant acceptance speeches — all hitting […]

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Getting Your First Startup Job

When Julisa Salas told me she wanted to join a startup, I was worried. Her background was not exactly typical for StartUpLand and I was […]

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What Makes Boston’s Startup Scene Special?

Every year, I present an overview of the Boston startup scene to incoming Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan students. Having refreshed the presentation once […]

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