From the Investors
Josh Nussbaum of Metamorphic Ventures dives into fund performance theory and walks through the investment process of an imaginary company in “Babe Ruth, Power Laws, and What It All Means”
Bob Zider of The Beta Group provides a detailed guide of the Venture Capital industry for anyone that wants to understand the flow of money in “How Venture Capital Works”
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures looks to help entrepreneurs build a profitable business by educating them on price elasticity in “Measuring Price Elasticity and More”
Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures discusses the core required elements of scaling a marketplace, supply vs. demand, and why marketplaces are re-emerging in “20 VC: The Ultimate Guide to Marketplaces” (podcast)
Ken Nortman of Google Ventures examines multiple ‘10x leaps in business history’ and ‘product management by orders of magnitude’ in “10x Not 10%”
Mosaic Ventures visualizes metrics from their ten portfolio companies and investment activity in the past year in “Mosaic Ventures: Reflections on our Our First Year“
From the Operators
Lara Hogan of Etsy describes the role of ‘managing managers’, how to measure your success, and the importance of staying organized in “Transition to Meta-Management”
Ryan Frederick of AWH outlines nine ‘startup personas’ that ‘drain the time of real founders’ in “Avoid the Leeches”
Sunil Paul of Sidecar announces that Sidecar’s ride and delivery service will shutdown on December 31 and hints at Sidecar’s future in “So Long Sidecar and Thanks”
Craig Jamieson of Nimble expands on ways sales reps can improve their sales organization, daily activities, and sales efficiency in “15 Reasons Why Your Sales(people’s) Numbers Might Not Add Up”
Sam Parr of The Hustle recaps his successes and challenges of growing a media company focused on the millennial audience in “The Hustle’s First 1,000,000 Readers – Our 5 Month Update”
Who Are Some of the VCs You Should Pitch When You Fundraise? (the list)
This is a guest post by Sunil Rajaraman of The Bold Italic.
Fundraising is the most difficult job of a startup CEO, but also the most essential. If you don’t have the resources to take your company to the next phase of product development and growth, your company is dead in the water. Here is a list of some of the institutional investors that I learned the most from during the fundraising process.