From the Investors
Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures breaks down Match Group’s S-1 to surface metrics and takeaways for the broader online dating space in “Will Match Group’s Upcoming IPO Fare Better Than the Rest?”
Eghosa Omoigui of EchoVC Partners offers a look back at the LinkedIn Series D (slides included) opportunity that he missed out on in “Investing in [Prime] Unicorns”
Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz details how PC gaming experiments can provide valuable lessons for the rest of the media industry in “Lessons from the PC Video Game Industry”
Angela Tran-Kingyens of Version One Ventures publishes a PDF that compiles the insights they’ve learned from investing in marketplace companies in “Our Guide to Marketplaces”
Fred Destin of Accel outlines ‘three sure-fire ways to destroy board meeting dynamics’ in “Startup Board Meetings that Suck”
Jonathon Triest and Brett deMarrais of Ludlow Ventures talk with Tim Draper of DFJ about his early investment in Tesla, the due-diligence process behind it, the power of Bitcoin, and Hotmail in “S1 E9 – Tim Draper” (video)
From the Operators
Brian Chesky of Airbnb reflects on his and his team’s response and experiences during and after the attacks in Paris in “A Week in the City of Light and Love”
Ina Herlihy of Zumper expands on multiple frameworks and experiments for startups looking to improve their metrics in “9 Ways Behavioral Economics Can Help Increase Conversion, Retention and ROI”
Sam Purtill of Branch Metrics walks through how and why he sold his startup, ClassOwl, in 30 days in “How We Sold Our Startup in 30 Days”
Zoltan Kollin of Ustream analyzes mobile UX patterns that are (or used to be) considered best practices that might not actually be in “Misused Mobile UX Patterns”
Adam Pisoni of Always Be Learning shares his tactics for ‘getting out of the weeds’ and making the most impact with his time in “The Keys to Scaling Yourself as a Technology Leader”
Marius Luther of Memorado summarizes what he’s learned after 31 meetings with Chinese entrepreneurs, tech companies, and other players in the ecosystem in “China Tech in a Nutshell”
Jimi Smoot of Vesper.ai explains how important it is that companies develop their own vision in “Don’t Check Boxes“
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