From the Investors
M.G. Siegler of Google Ventures adds his thoughts to the growing conversation around ad-blockers and whether they are good or bad for advertisers, content producers, and consumers in “Your Right to Write”
Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures creates his own index of public internet companies and charts their valuation multiples to visualize how they compare in “The is Why Public and Private Market Valuations Are Completely different”
Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital updates his 27 slide presentation that displays data and reveals his insights about the Boston startup scene in “What Makes the Boston Startup Scene Special?”
David Cohen of Techstars announces the Techstars Foundation, a non-profit with the goal of providing opportunities to underrepresented founders with grants, scholarships, and sponsorships in “Introducing the Techstars Foundation, a Non-Profit to Improve Diversity in Technology Entrepreneurship”
Nisha Dua of BBG Ventures provides an overview of the Girls Who Fund program and what her team learned from running the program this Summer in “Girls Who Fund: What Happens When Four 17 Year Olds Take Over Your VC”
Jim Scheinman of Maven Ventures offers an outline for success in building a billion dollar consumer startup in “10 Reasons Your Consumer Startup Will Succeed”
Bowery Capital is looking to hire an Analyst, starting in Q4 and located in New York City.
From the Operators
Adam Saven of CampusKudos talks with Niko Bonatsos of General Catalyst Partners about his first startup, working with first-time founders, and his approach to investing in “YikYak’s Investor Niko Bonatsos Loves Your Annoying App and Lack of Experience”
Eileen Carey of Glassbreakers reflects on her experiences raising capital and the impact of mentorship in “Raising Capital as a First Time Founder”
Tracy Lawrence of Chewse compares the concept of financial portfolio diversification to personal identity and life activities in “The Life Portfolio: Diversify Your Identity to Maximize Your Life”
Ethan Austin of GiveForward in the First Round Review outlines how GiveForward’s culture has become its competitive advantage across four areas: hiring, retention, fundraising, and partnerships in “How This Startup’s Culture Won It an Awesome C-Suite, Funding and Partnerships”
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