February 13, 2016

DunRobin Weekender - 13 February 2016
February 13, 2016

On Angel Investing

"Putting The Collapse In Tech Valuations Into Context" - Redpoint Ventures identifies the new normal for tech valuations by sector and service category
"The Resetting of the Startup Industry" - Marc Suster of Upfront Ventures shows how Silicon Valley isn't in a "crash" just a periodic reset of valuations.
"Use Your Down Round To Clean Up Your Cap Table" - Brad Feld builds on Marc Suster's article by discussing how down rounds can and should be used to a startup's advantage

On Entrepreneurship

"Starting Fires on Purpose"Paul Berry of RebelMouse identifies scenarios in which a leader must break the rules to motivate and rally employees
"Bridging The Valuation Disequilibrium" - Nino Marakovic of Saphire Ventures explains the VC frame of mind when it comes to the current state of funding in the Valley and how a founder should make sense of it
"Building Hype For My Startup" - Joshua Davidson of Chop Dawg outlines three rules of thumb he recommends founders complete before promoting their product launch  

Live DunRobin Raises:

  • Xerion Advanced Battery: $1M

Chicago Rounds Closed:

  • GeoFeedia: $17M
  • Label Insight: $10M
  • SwervePay: $10M
  • First Stop Health: $2.1M

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