From the Investors
Kyle Poyar of OpenView releases the survey results of more than 1,000 SaaS leaders to better understand how they price their products in “The State of SaaS Pricing [Infographic]”
Meshai Lakhani of Mark 2 Capital outlines his approach to investing in early stage venture capital funds, errors he made in capital allocation, and how he adapted in “The Future of Family Office Investing”
Steve Schlafman of RRE Ventures offers an expanded view into all the reasons that he chose venture capital as a career in “Why I Invest”
Eva Ho of Fika Ventures reflects on the best coffee meetings she’s ever had, how to navigate the VC/ founder relationship, and why she spends 25% of her week with people outside of tech in “Making Courageous Choices in Startups” (podcast)
Matt Bradley and Dharmesh Raithatha of Forward Partners chat with Daniel Van Binsbergen of Lexoo about founder-market fit, how to search for the truth in customer interviews, effective differentiation, and more in “How to Evaluate Your Startup Idea” (podcast)
From the Operators
Madhav Bhandari of Hubstaff celebrates the milestone of going from $265K to $2M Annual Recurring Revenue in just 2 years by sharing six lessons he feels contributed the most to their growth in “Thoughts on Achieving $2M Milestone in SaaS”
Sofia Quintero of NomNom Insights interviews Luke Tyson of Minaal about his process for understanding customer needs, team alignment and his advice on how to get started in “Building Effective Feedback Loops”
Dennis Crowley of Foursquare shares advice for how to pursue an idea for the long haul — and, as importantly, how to inspire and mobilize the rest of your team to care about it, too in “Lessons in Tenacity”
Callie Schweitzer of Thrive Global sits down with Lisa Wang of SheWorx to discuss the inherent link between corporate well-being and increased productivity, and to question society’s current definition of “success” in “Burning Out is Not a Badge of Honor: Achieving Work-Life Harmony”
Julie Zhuo of Facebook suggests how to look at feedback with a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset, and to focus on your purpose in “Taking Feedback Impersonally”
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