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…
VCs have 3 principal jobs: picking startups to invest in, helping startups after investing, and raising capital for investing. Each of these jobs will…
A few weeks ago, I did a basic analysis of AngelList job postings. That analysis looked at attributes like job locations, vesting schedules, and…
Data is incredibly valuable. It helps create superior products, it forms a barrier to entry, and it can be directly monetized. This post is the second…
You just closed your $1m seed round four weeks ago, and investors are starting to contact you to see how things are going. After writing a few one-off…
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…
Startup founders are sometimes surprised when they spend a year or two executing against their roadmap, make a lot of progress, and still have to…
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…
VCs have 3 principal jobs: picking startups to invest in, helping startups after investing, and raising capital for investing. Each of these jobs will…
In the physical world, a runway is a takeoff strip for airplanes. If you were in charge of designing an airport, you’d have to figure out the ideal…
“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…
Once your startup has some traction, fundraising becomes more straightforward. Investors still care about your vision and your team, but much of their…