It's been a hot minute since our last collection of VC wisdom...buckle up for some serious mind-warps:
"Facebook Massively Overpaid for WhatsApp," by Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures: "All the arguments being made about Facebook simply usin[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
More venture capitalists spittin' truth, you guys....grab a Red Bull and set aside fifteen minutes for your daily lessons.
"Disrupting the Diploma," by Reid Hoffman: "Two hundred years ago, what you learned about Latin, the Bible, and mathematics [...]
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[...]
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures says that you should not expect to exit a company alongside the same people you started with.
This takes a bit of ruthless judgment -- is your first hired salesperson really the right fit for head of sales, esp[...]
It's Christmas-time in Startup Land, and Jolly Ol' St. Nick -- a.k.a. the SEC -- has delivered an ultra-special bag of goodies by lifting the General Solicitation Ban as part of the JOBS Act.
What this means is that startups raising money can adv[...]
In a recent blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures explains the various type of entities you'll find in the wild 'nd wacky corporate world. Sound boring? Well, that depends if you're a StartupBook reader for our gossip-rag pieces or for our [...]