Happy Sunday! Prepare yourself for the week ahead with a bit of wisdom from the industry's finest venture capitalists.
"Female Founders," by Paul Graham of Y Combinator: "I realize though that with female founders, efforts at our stage are not eno[...]
Back like we never left, the first batch of venture capitalist advice for 2014. Don't act like you're not starved for wisdom...
"Local Schwag Bearers," by Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures: "The best evangelist I've ever seen is John B[...]
Y Combinator head honcho Paul Graham sparked accusations of sexism last week, when he mused to subscription-only tech publication The Information, "God knows what you would do to get 13 year old girls interested in computers?"
Jessica Lessin, edit[...]
So much advice, so little time to read...
"How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle And Avoid Wasting Time," by Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures: "The thing is … what I see many sales execs do is burn up countless hours on mid-level campaigns that get torpe[...]
It's been a hot minute since our last round-up of VC advice....but wisdom, unlike bloggers, does not sleep.
"The Limits of Capitalism," by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures: "Contrary to the occasional community members who call me a socialist [...]
Just in time for the weekend...some VC advice, fresh off the Internetz!
"Is the cost of starting a business less than zero?" by Seth Levine of Foundry Group: "We recently announced our investment in LeadPages – a platform that allows publishers to[...]
Almost the weekend, folks! What better way to kick off Friday morning then with a fresh batch of VC advice?
"What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs," by Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners: "Entrepreneurs often say they have no competiti[...]
AngelList Syndicates launched in late September, according to PandoDaily, allowing "power angel" investors to invite other accredited investors to join venture rounds. The program provides the "power angel" with 15% of any earnings and opens the door[...]
Quite a few contrarian opinions in today's collection of VC advice. Brew up the coffee pot and get ready for some serious learnin'!
"Maximizing Runway Can Minimize Success," by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures: "The fact is that the amount of [...]
According to Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, you should build a team the way you build a product: through passion, knowledge, and constant tweaking.
"Only the paranoid survive," folks.
Wilson explains that Greg Pass of Twitter was constan[...]
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures wants you to know that leadership is important...but not as important as getting the product right.
So, if your users are not scaling, don't call in the management consultants just yet: make sure you're actuall[...]
According to Paul Graham of Y Combinator, you shouldn't be scared or even defensive if an investor is aggressive about finding out your reputation amongst other investors; he/she is basically just admitting they're mediocre at their job.