Tag: VC

VC Corner Q&A: Kira Noodleman

Kira Noodleman enjoys tackling problems in disruptive industries and across cultures. Her appreciation for skillful risk-taking attracted her to entrepreneurship, and ultimately to her role […]

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Winning Strategies for Service Marketplaces

A strategic analysis after evaluating multiple service marketplacesOver the past few years, I’ve come across a huge number of service (or labor) marketplaces: the countless […]

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Seasons

Photo by Chris Lawton on UnsplashCorrections, collapses, blossoms, blizzards…When you ask a transplant what they don’t like about living in California, depending on their place of […]

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Traditional Late Stage VC is Being Disrupted. Here’s how.

This post is curated by Keith Teare. It was written by Jonathan Tower. The original is [linked here] Venture capital is experiencing a sea change. […]

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AI, Data, Culture: In Conversation with Ben Horowitz, GP, a16z

Ben Horowitz resoundingly falls in the category of “needing no introduction”: a highly successful entrepreneur who navigated a perilous situation with his business (Loudcloud, which […]

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The Urban Stack

This post is curated by Keith Teare. It was written by Christian Hernandez. The original is [linked here] A very successful real estate investor recently […]

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The Urban Stack

A very successful real estate investor recently mentioned that they proudly build “one-hundred year assets”… I raised my eyebrow (knowing very little about real estate […]

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The Draper Dynasty through to Draper Fisher Jurvetson

jurvetson posted a photo: Tim (right top) and Steve (right bottom from 1995) looking like kids. I am forever grateful to the Draper Dynasty, and […]

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The Hard Thing About Funding

Done Saga, Episode 5 by Gilles Raymond Photo by Conrad Ziebland on Unsplash This series recounts the creation of the startup Done, from the first idea to the […]

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P9EUtour is BREXIN — bringing our SaaS Meetup to London

P9EUtour is BREXIN — bringing our SaaS Meetup to London The #P9EUtour is coming to London tl;dr — London, we’re totally BREXIN and we’re bringing to you our SaaS Meetup on […]

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Branding your early-stage software company

A short summary of what I’ve learned about branding reading a bunch of articles online ….and preparing for Point Nine’s upcoming rebrand (!) When, like us at […]

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The Truth About the Scooter Economy — An Insider’s Perspective

The Truth About the Scooter Economy — An Insider’s Perspective “Bird Zero” that are custom designed by the company There is a story arc of the electric scooter […]

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Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

Seed investments are down by any measure (funds, deals, dollars) over the past 3 years in deals < $1 million AND in deals between $1–5 […]

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To Allocate Capital To Women, VCs Need to Talk to More of Them

My good friend Waverly Deutsch runs the Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth.  I really like her a lot because she is so frank. […]

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A Provocative Tweet by Axios Writer Dan Primack

One thing that I think gets lost in the VC vs. non-VC discussion is that VCs don’t need a company to become a “unicorn.” At […]

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Founders: Please don’t allow anyone to screw your early backers

Understanding the mechanics of founder re-ups in financing rounds This post will likely not make me more popular and might offend some people. But if […]

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Founders: Please don’t allow anyone to screw your early backers

Understanding the mechanics of founder re-ups in financing roundsThis post will likely not make me more popular and might offend some people. But if your […]

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Instead of a Business Plan, write a Thesis Plan

A replacement for the normal business plan might work for startups, where traditional planning square pegs the round hole. If the scientific method was good enough […]

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Dear First-time Angel Investor

It’s wonderful you’re considering an investment in a startup! As a VC who might invest after you, I’d like to share thoughts that may help — especially […]

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BlueOcean Ventures ll’s blockchain-powered VC fund targets medical innovation

In everything from AI to scan for diseases and cancers to blockchain to provide global health care for patients, today’s emerging technologies are making a real difference […]

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