From the Investors
Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures talks about the ongoing free fall in the stock markets and what it means for consumer startup valuations in “How Much Further Will Internet Stocks Fall?”
Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures addresses some of the most common questions about meeting with investors when you’re not fundraising in “Investor Relations for Post-Seed Startups”
Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures tells founders to “do yourself a favor and get off your high horse, and start talking to people” in “Stealth is Overrated”
Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures guides founders on how to get more than one investment partner on board with their fundraise in “The Other Kind of Traction You Need to Get Funded”
Beth Sheer of Homebrew explains why companies need to have practice trust and transparency with their job candidates in “The Maybe Pile”
Ty Danco of Techstars offers a ranked guide to all of the startup related podcasts he could find in “Every Imaginable Damn Startup Podcast Reviewed”
From the Operators
Hugh Durkin of Intercom looks at how apps are being embedded in search and messaging – and what that means for the app store in “The End of App Stores as We Know Them”
Jon Crawford of Storenvy gives a super open and honest account of founder life (the ups and downs) in “Founder Balance?”
Eileen Carey of Glassbreakers breaks down budgeting for the first year of your startup vs post seed financing and why CEO’s should embrace having fun with burn rate math in “Startup Budgets: The Beauty of Number Crunching”
Chase Garbarino of VENTUREAPP offers a transparent look at the lean development tactics it took to hit product market fit in “How VENTUREAPP Grew from an Email Address to Product Market Fit and 583 Companies”
Jimi Smoot of Vesper.ai explains how AI is important to avoid a world where there is a “Data Rich” and “Data Poor” in “Davos And The Fourth Industrial Revolution”
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