TechCrunch ran a "Fail Week" series of video interviews with successful VCs and entrepreneurs last week, and Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures is particularly proud of his interview. His lessons can be summed in one motto: Don't Get Cocky.
Mark Suster likes entrepreneurs with chips on their shoulders, according to a recent blog post. We all do, right?
Suster says that entrepreneurs who believe the system is broken -- mixed with a bit of "f*ck you" to the status quo -- are the only o[...]
According to Forbes, venture capital funding is at its lowest levels since Q2 2010, with 801 American companies raising roughly $7.22 billion in VC money this past quarter.
Hence, we've got blunt advice from Mark Suster (make your own revenue) and[...]
Mark Suster has just about had it with all this talk of "monetizing later." He's not greedy; he's not crazy; he just wants entrepreneurs to RING THE F*CKING CASH REGISTER.
The primary issue of the moment, of course, is that we are in a Series A cr[...]
Measuring social media marketing campaigns is an impotent process. Bragging about how many Facebook 'likes' you have is pretty out-of-fashion, and retweets are a similarly questionable measure of success.
According to Mark Suster, the ideal metric[...]
In a recent blog post, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures emphasizes that every startup needs a 'Champion,' and Champions usually come in the form of a client. A Champion has money, and is willing to fight on your behalf to implement your solution.
Ya like phone calls? Huh? Do ya, sport? Well that's just great, because in a recent blog post, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures is giving out tips for how to make successful business calls.
His main advice: Get to the point! Everyone's overschedule[...]
Mark Suster announced on his blog that GRP Partners has raised $200 million for a fourth fund, and will be rebranding as Upfront Ventures.
New beginnings, ya'all! And to top it off, Upfront will be moving into 12,000 square foot office cum histor[...]
Mark Suster is giving ya'all a crash course in his PUCCKA sales methodology...are you ready? Huh? You better be, 'cuz I'm bout to summarize the sh*t out his latest post.
Having already established the 'P' -- for 'Pain' -- Suster explains that that[...]
Mark Suster, partner at GRP Partners, wants you to know that he wasn't always the startup shark you see today. Back in 1999, all he had was an idea, and enough gumption to convince customers of his quality solution in the 'evangelical phase.'
This past week, Elon Musk held court at the All Thing D Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, and according to Mark Suster, "the zeitgeist in the room was that we were seeing the successor to Steve Jobs in terms of inspiring us to think big."
In a blog post, Mark Suster follows up on his rebuttal to Bonobos CEO Andy Dunn -- whose disgust at 98% of VCs registered far and wide across the Internet this week -- and gives 8 tips for "getting the most out of your investors and board."