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May 20, 2014

The dynamics of a series A round have changed in recent years. As seed rounds have become much more common, it’s been said that the “seed is the new series A”. This is sort of true – it used to be that Series A’s would often happen pre-product, and certainly before product-market fit. With capital efficiency, […]

May 18, 2014

We have always been believers in trying to be helpful to the entrepreneurial community through the content we publish on our blogs. But we find that these only go so deep, and at times, certain practical topics warrant more attention. This is why we are going to start publishing a series of “Growth Guides” over […]

May 6, 2014

There is a ton of chatter today in the news about the expiring lock-up of Twitter shares and what it means for the company and its prospects long term. There have been a ton of headlines over the past few weeks comparing Twitter to Facebook. The narrative goes something like this: “Twitter usage is not […]

May 5, 2014

Seed stage investing has developed significantly over the past 7 years that I’ve been in VC. What started as a rogue, almost anti-VC strategy has become very common. It’d pretty standard for entrepreneurs to contemplate raising an “institutional seed round” prior to approaching VC’s for series A rounds. Many have said that the institutional seed is […]

April 28, 2014

Early stage founders have to do a lot of storytelling.  It’s important for fundraising, obviously, but also for recruiting, speaking to the press, motivating the team, etc. There has been a meme going around about a talk that Kurt Vonnegut gave regarding the “shapes” of stories.  The idea that there are only so many different […]

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  • Lee Hower
     - 3 hours ago
    Zillow is acquiring Trulia - combination has been rumored for a couple wks, makes a ton of sense
  • robgo
     - 13 hours ago
    @patk @uber i am 4.7. What a jerk!
  • Lee Hower
     - 2 days ago
    here's a summary of @pmarca tweets which make all the naysayers about Facebook over the years look somewhat silly http://t.co/5rIEYkVbZU
  • robgo
     - 2 days ago
    To parents helping their kids set up lemonade stands: at least take the lemonade out of the store bought jar!
  • robgo
     - 2 days ago
    wow, that bald cap I had on last night was really really ugly

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