The European Venture Capital Landscape
Dario Prencipe of European Investment Fund finds that VC returns show sensitivity to the economic cycle, and discusses how their heterogeneity leaves room for VC firms to pursue diversification strategies and minimize the correlation with other asset classes in “The European Venture Capital Landscape: an EIF Perspective” (61 page PDF)
From the Investors
Nick Kalliagkopoulos of Prime Ventures shares his view of what disruption actually is, why so many people misuse the term and what are its implications for both entrepreneurs and investors in “What Disruption Actually is (and What it is Not)”
Parker Thompson of AngelList wonders if experimentation on the frontier of cryptotech may lead to a different outcome other than Bitcoin ultimately just being digital gold in “What Could’ve ฿een”
Matt Hartman of Betaworks combines deep insight into the most exciting top-down trends in the media industry with empathy for the entrepreneur trying to raise funding at a challenging time in “The Drunken Walk, S1-E6” (podcast)
Joanne Wilson, an angel investor, points out examples of hyped startup stories of success and failure that may mislead new entrepreneurs in “The Reality of Building a Business”
42 Artificial Intelligence Startups Likely To Raise
Based on Mattermark’s data-driven Growth Score, industry tags, location, and amount of funding, here are 42 AI Companies likely to raise funding soon.
From the Operators
Brian Spaly, founder of Bonobos and Trunk Club, shares how he and his team went through prospective customers’ closets to examine what they wore, and why turquoise pants the way he thought about his business forever in “How the Lessons from Founding Bonobos Paid Off at Trunk Club for Founder Brian Spaly” (podcast)
David Loftesness of eero and Alexander Grosse of BCG Digital Ventures look at five areas where startups can either take action to deactivate destructive factionalism or even prevent them from forming in the first place in “Fighting Factions: How Startups Can Scale Without Mutiny”
Karen Clark of ThredUp releases the 2017 Fashion and Resale Market and Trend Report that analyzes apparel resale numbers in the United States by demographics, geography, online vs offline, and more in “ThredUp Annual Resale Report”
Anthony Schrauth of Betterment discusses how his customer experience team’s insights inform product decisions and what he’s learned growing his company from 4 to 224 people in “Customer Experience is Product Management” (podcast)
Chuck Feerick of Healthbox interviewed the founders of 3Derm, NurseGrid, Luna Lights, and Third Eye Health in MedCity News and has come up with a set of Strategies That Can Get Startups from Pilot to Scale”
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