From the Investors
Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures highlights the challenges facing mobile app developers today and how it compares to the web world in “This is Why Being a Mobile App Developer is Really Hard”
David Frankel of Founder Collective help founders navigate the champagne problems that come with having millions of dollars in their bank account in “You Just Raised $10 Million. Now What?”
Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz realizes that his gamified process for managing a company budget was wrong and offers a plan based on constraints in “How to Ruin Your Company with One Bad Process”
Nick Moran of New Stack Ventures and Semil Shah of Haystack Funddiscuss the current early stage fundraising environment, prerequisites for raising a Series A, VC seasonality and more in “Ep53: The Path to Series A, Part 1” (podcast)
Christian Seale of Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami believes entrepreneurs and investors are missing a huge opportunity and that “It’s Time the Tech Industry Paid Attention to the Healthcare Needs of the Hispanic Community”
Chris McCann of Greylock Partners compiles all of the top lessons from the professors and lecturers from Stanford’s CS183C class in “16 Lessons on Scaling”
Alida Miranda-Wolff of Hyde Park Angels educates us about what venture debt is, how it works, and why banks offer this high-risk financing option in “Understand Venture Debt”
From the Operators
Erin Glenn of Quire talks with Harry Stebbings of The Twenty Minute VC about crowdfunding Gimlet Media and why the nature of startup equity is changing in “20 VC FF 026: Erin Glenn” (podcast)
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy of Joyus cites data to convey why not having a STEM degree should not be the excuse for why there aren’t more women in VC in “Do You Need a STEM Degree to be a Success VC? The Answer is No.”
Lakshmi Mani of Tradecraft dissects the design of habit forming loops in multiple products in “How to Train Your Human: Designing for Healthier Habits”
Firmin Zocchetto of PayFit shares how being open-minded about talent and agnostic to location helped boost recruiting “How We Went from Knowing Nothing About Hiring to 300 Screened Profiles & 3 Recruits in 3 Weeks”
The Micro VCs Are Coming (read more)
This is a guest post by Shaun Abrahamson of Urban.us.
Micro VC is a quickly growing category. As we talk with investors and startups, we’re routinely asked everything from “what is micro VC?” to “how are firms differentiating?”. Here is an overview of Micro VCs.
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