From the Investors
Bharat Anant of DunRobin Ventures weighs risk and return to determine the sweet spot for venture investing in “Evaluating the Risk -Reward Relationship Across Funding Rounds”
Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures explains which startup risks to focus on in order to maximize the likelihood of future funding in “Startups are Risk Bundles”
Bryce Roberts of OATV reminds startup founders to learn from the companies that came before them in “Listening to the Dead Bodies”
Jason M. Lemkin of SaaStr offers his advice for startups on how to successfully reach out to investors on Demo Days in “Hacking Demo Days Like an SDR”
M.G. Siegler of GV expands on the state of social networks and what new ones have to do to stick around and succeed in “The First of the Gang To Die”
From the Operators
Spenser Skates of Amplitude takes an expansive look at why standard equity compensation provisions fall short and the tweaks that will better suit your company and employees in “Transform Employee Equity Compensation in Two Steps — Here’s How”
Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight summarizes new research which suggests that while startups overall are falling, high-growth startups aren’t in “The Next Amazon (Or Apple, Or GE) Is Probably Failing Right Now”
Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite believes there is a social media skills gap in startups and explains why in “The Skills Gap at Work…That No One is Talking About”
Ryan Battles of Harpoon dives into a few key product positioning strategies that can be used in building the foundation for your strategic marketing plans in “How to Position Your SaaS Product”
Bram Kanstein of Off the Record puts together a humorous list regarding what doesn’t constitute a startup in “Why You Are #NotAStartup”
VCs Flout Public Markets, Continue To Invest In Cybersecurity (read more)
Following our report on the broader venture capital market, one sector in particular that was supposed to be underwater appears healthier than expected.
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