Guy Turner: "Welcome to the Series B Crunch" -For all the startups that managed to survive the Series A crunch. You may have to get lucky again on Series B.
Jeff Carter: "The Danger of Theranos" - Theranos is a case study in avoiding deal FOMO. Don't skip your due diligence...
Ezra Galston: "Why Chatbots Could Create a Trillion Dollars of Economic Value" - Ezra Galston of Chicago Ventures opines on whether chat-bots are the most valuable application of current AI, despite some huge (and funny) failures in the past.
Brett Bivens: "The Steph Curry Fallacy pt. II — The KIND Bars Don’t Do Shit" - Brett Bivens of Visible VC on how entrepreneurs and investors tend to attribute success to the wrong things.
"Control, or Be Controlled: Sales Forecasting Done Right" - Mark Cranney of a16z on how to build a self-propelling sales process with accurate forecasts.
"How we got from $0 to $75,000 MRR with zero marketing budget" - Sergei Gusev of Scentbird on how he managed to build a strong subscriber base through cheep to free marketing channels.
Last week we finalized investments in Xerion Advanced Battery and Opternative!