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December 2017

In my five years as a VC, I’ve worked closely with the founders of 50+ companies. Many of these companies have grown headcount substantially since I…

November 2017

I’ve been a fan of Priceonomics for a long time. They publish thoughtful, data-heavy content and they’ve written some fun books. This post is a…

October 2017

“All dollars are equal, but some dollars are more equal than others.” - George Orwell’s imaginary capitalist twin In my college economics class, I was…

September 2017

VCs have 3 principal jobs: picking startups to invest in, helping startups after investing, and raising capital for investing. Each of these jobs will…

August 2017

VCs have 3 principal jobs: picking startups to invest in, helping startups after investing, and raising capital for investing. Each of these jobs will…
My fund, Susa Ventures, just added Natalie Dillon to our team. She’s our first-ever investment team hire and we’re very excited to work with her. While…

February 2017

This page contains info on a 15-minute talk I gave at the SaaStr conference called “De-Risking Your Startup.” Slides De-Risking Your Startup -- SaaStr…

January 2017

“All models are wrong, but some are useful.” - George E. P. Box It’s very hard, maybe impossible, to create a mathematical model that describes how to…

December 2016

For a while now, I’ve wanted to try holding office hours. I’ve been a big beneficiary of Silicon Valley’s pay-it-forward culture, and I’d love to play a…
“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower In the early days of…

October 2016

In a previous post, I wrote that startups are collections of risks, and that the best way to make progress on a company (and to get higher valuations…