From the Investors
Brad Feld of Foundry Group announces that Lindel Eakman will lead a new effort that is designed to invest in other venture capital funds (many of which already count individual Foundry partners as LPs) in “Foundry Group Next”
Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures outlines ten risks different SaaS VCs do and do not like to take with early stage investments in “The Different Flavors of Risk Early Stage VCs Take”
Kanyi Maqubela of Collaborative Fund shares his thoughts on rocketship startups, feedback loops and ‘turning lemons into lemonade’ in “20 VC 094” (podcast)
Yuri Gitahy of Aceleradora details his four categories of Venture Capital herds and their characteristics in “Herd Behavior in Venture Capital: The Rise and Fall of Everything”
Maria Palma of RRE Ventures surfaces Peter Platzer of Spire’s key takeaways for managing and hiring talent in any startup organization in “Raising the Bar: Managing and Hiring Talent in My Startup”
Bryce Roberts of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures recognizes that the essence of early stage investing is more instinctual than driven by numbers in “You Can Never Size a Market in Excel”
From the Operators
Jon Gillon of Roost announces partnerships with Zipcar, Getaround and Enterprise CarShare and reflects on the lessons he learned along the way in “Building Momentum Through Partnerships”
Rob Kornblum of StartupLaunchGrow expands on cues from CEOs of successful companies about how to build a positive company culture in “How to Build an Amazing Culture for Startup Success”
Steven Klein of StatusPage.io reveals how they got their ARPU up and provides advice for founders looking to do the same in “3 Steps to Increasing Our Average Revenue Per User by 2.4x”
Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia lists questions he believes employees should ask their CEOs to gain understanding of their intentions and motivations in “5 Things Every Employee Should Ask Their CEO”
Startup Lawyer Ryan Roberts highlights common problems co-founders may experience before, during and after an going through an accelerator program “Accelerators and Co-Founder Divorces”
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