From the Investors
Angel Investor Mahendra Ramsinghani believes ‘VC is in stasis’ and wonders if we will see a punctuated equilibrium in “Of Evolved Dinosaurs and Birds – The Changing Face of Venture Capital”
Jonathan Friedman of LionBird Ventures expands on the trends he sees driving a change in early-stage investing culture in “The Erosion of Reciprocity in Early-Stage VC”
Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures brushes off market uncertainty and encourages founders to start companies when ‘you can nucleate a team around yourself and your vision’ in “Is Now a Good Time to Start a Company?”
David Frankel of Founder Collective reminds founders to recognize their company’s ‘mortality’, to measure their life expectancy, and learn how to run a ‘zombie’ company in “How to Plan for Your Startup’s Gruesome Demise”
Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital provides a Google Sheets-based template for calculating three alternative paths to your target MRR in “A Simple Tool to Improve Your 2016 Planning”
From the Operators
Caio Braga of UXdesign.cc takes a look at the past, deciphers the present, and anticipates the future of UX in “The State of UX in 2015 / 2016”
Taylor Davidson of Foresight equips founders with an Excel model for creating a cap table with an exit analysis in “How-To: Cap Tables, Liquidation Preferences and Exit Proceeds”
Kellan Elliott-McCrea of Etsy recognizes that his advice is straightforward, but wants to remind managers of the minimum guidelines for leadership in “Surviving Being Senior (Tech) Management.”
Bob Moul of Artisan Mobile shares some hard lessons he learned from running a startup that failed in “An Incredibly Honest Talk About Failure”
Andrea Saez of ProdPad details some homework founders can do before spending resources on hiring a product Manager in “Does Your Startup Need a Dedicated Product Manager?“
Where are they now? 10 Pre-Series A Companies in New York from June ’13
In June 2013, ten startups in NYC seemed poised to raise a Series A round. Since then, some have gone on to raise new rounds, some have been acquired or shut down, and a couple are now zombies.
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