From the Investors
Niko Bonatsos of General Catalyst explains why it is important for entrepreneurs to focus on original inventions and ideas that could create new markets and enjoy infinite runway in terms of growth in “RIP ‘Me Toos’”
Alex Danco of Social Capital uses his “emergent layers” framework to imagine where the next explosive technology companies might come from in “Emergent Layers, Chapter 4: Some Speculation About the Future”
Guy Turner of Hyde Park Venture Partners highlights recent fundraising trends that show a decrease in dollar volume and pricing in Series B rounds in“Welcome to the Series B Crunch”
Angela Tran Kingyens of Version One Ventures shares an update on the startups and founders in their portfolio that are making the news in “Q1 Roundup: Portfolio Companies in the News”
Sunny Dhillon of Signia Venture Partners takes a look at the explosive growth ahead for China’s fledgling VR industry in “Murmurs of the Red Dragon: Chinese VR Takes Flight”
From the Operators
Troy Sultan of Resource explores the hardest question he gets asked and describes the impact of being honest and vulnerable in his response in “ Weeks 11, 12 & 13: ‘Dude, How’s it Going?’”
Sergei Gusev of Scentbird summarizes how his company used influencer marketing to accelerate growth without any investment dollars in “How We Got From $0 to $75,000 MRR With Zero Marketing Budget”
Hiten Shah of Quick Sprout writes a comprehensive piece on the technological rise of the unicorn and where they stand today in “A Short History of Unicorns”
Lauren Mosenthal of Glassbreakers walks through the lessons she learned while implementing a design thinking culture at her startup in “5 Ways to Create a Design Thinking Culture at Your Startup”
Andrew Nakkache of Habitat outlines definitions, distribution methods, and potential issues that may arise when dividing up equity in “Equity 101”
Yahoo’s Core Business Continues to Erode in Q1 (read more)
Yahoo’s earnings came in today, and unsurprisingly its core business shrank. Mattermark’s Alex Wilhelm took a look at how its new revenue is hoping to replace its old incomes.
Danielle Morrill’s Guide to the Galaxy
Christine Deakers from Mixpanel interviewed Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill about her journey from chaos to company and her vision for the future of Mattermark.