February 20, 2016

DunRobin Weekender - 20 February 2016
February 20, 2016

On Angel Investing

"Who is Getting all the VC Money?" - VCs are still investing, this is where the money is going
"The River Accelerator: Virtual Reality to Frontier Tech" - Dylan Flinn of Rothenberg Ventures walks through how they are building a portfolio focused on emerging technologies
"Dare to make your startup Legendary" - Mike Maples of Floodgate believes founders who commit to being truly legendary have a few big advantages.

On Entrepreneurship

"This Company Retains 95% of Its Employees — Here’s Its Secret"Joel Grossman of Location Labs describes what a high-retention culture looks like, and how to build one from scratch.
"Growth is a system, not a bag of tricks" - Andrew Chen of Uber talks about growth, what he has learned from trying different tactics, and how to evaluate the success of growth initiatives
"How To Know If A Deal Will Close" - Dan Murphy of Sales Hacker reviews his three-part checklist to recognize the primary factors that influence whether or not a deal will actually close

Live DunRobin Raises:

  • Xerion Advanced Battery: $1M

Chicago Rounds Closed:

  • Sprout Social: $42M
  • Maestro Health: $18M
  • Analyte Health: $6.5M
  • Opternative: $6M
  • PhisIQ: $3.7M
  • Retrofit: $2.7M
  • Edovo: $2.3M
  • OpenAirplane: $500k

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