April 2, 2016

DunRobin Weekender - 2 April 2016
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April 2, 2016

On Angel Investing

"How KPCB thinks about the future of investing in wearable technology"Wen Hsieh, Rouz Jazayeri, and Paul Yeh of Kleiner Perkins discuss their thoughts on the future of wearable technology.
"Venture Capital, The Revenant" - Advance Vixeid Partners offer perspective on the current funding environment and explain why the companies that will survive never expected unlimited access to cash in the first place.
"10 Years Later: Backing YouTube’s media revolution" - Mike Harden of ARTIS Ventures reflects on the 10th anniversary of leading Youtube’s Series B

On Entrepreneurship

"How Early-Stage Startups Can Enlist The Right Amount of Security As They Grow" - Michael Graham of Box outlines the ways that startups should approach security at each growth stage, and shares how to best position security in the broader organization
"Time is money is equity is growth" - Jonathan Libov of Union Square Ventures walks through how startups turn to financing services as a growth lever
"How We Decide What To Build Next" - Stuart Hall of Appbot says listening for and collating pain points (not solutions) is a key component in how they decide what to build next

Illinois Rounds Closed:

  • HealthJoy: $3M
  • Fitness Cubed: $650k
Other Midwest Rounds Closed:
  • Lesson.ly: $6.1M
  • MedAware Solutions: $2.2M
  • Hooper Holmes: $1.2M
  • Vitra Labs: $750k

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