From the Investors
Paul Arnold of Switch Ventures uses data to explore why the market for making seed investments remains quite attractive in “(Still) A Good Time for Seed”
Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures proposes three ways to mathematically model startup success and discusses the implications of those models in “Three Mathematical Models for Building a More Valuable Company”
Srikar Kalvakolanu of High Alpha dives into scoring a product idea on technical risk, vision, speed to MVP, frequency/ breadth of use, services, and scalability in “Billion Dollar Ideas: How to Know When You See One — The Product Score (Part IV)“
Lindel Eakman of Foundry Group Next gives us some tricks of the VC trade, his views on fundraising strategy for VCs, and how to think about and maintain healthy partnerships in “Origins S2-E4” (podcast)
Brett Martin of Charge Ventures reflects on the feelings he still has after leaving his first company and suggests entrepreneurs accept that the journey is the real reward in “Scar Tissue”
From the Operators
Michael Karnjanaprakorn of Skillshare walks through a calendar structure where he can control 100% of what happens in his schedule in “My Ideal Work Week as a Startup CEO”
Mike Slagh of Shift highlights a variety of sources and examples to fast-forward your knowledge of marketing, entrepreneurship, and startups in “Immersive Ways I Learn New Skills”
Sarah E. Brown of ServiceRocket and Analiese Brown of CampMinder offer advice for employees whose companies are getting acquired in “Startup Employees: Here’s What To Do If Your Startup Is Acquired“
Jose Ancer, a startup lawyer, recognizes that raising institutional capital is still extremely hard if you’re not in a ‘top-tier’ ecosystem and, also, believes it’s never been easier in “Local v. Out-of-State VCs”
Christine Deakers from The Signal connects with three experts on how media companies will reinvent monetization strategies in “Beyond the Ad-Based Revenue”
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