How Bridge Rounds Work in Venture Capital
Jason Lemkin, Founder of SaaStr, shares a few key dynamics to understand when going out to raise bridge financing.
Diligencing Your Investor — a Checklist for Founders
Elicia McDonald, investor at AirTree, explains why due diligence shouldn’t be one-sided and describes how founders can assess who will be the best partner/investor for their business.
Secondary as a New Primary Investor Capital Deployment
David Cummings, Founder of Atlanta Tech Village, studies the secondary capital market and what it means for startups approaching their growth stage.
A People Leader’s Guide to Active Listening
Marcus Wermuth of Buffer defines active listening and shares 3 exercises to help leaders practice listening to their teams.
Don’t Set an Agenda Before Important Meetings
In an article for HBR, David Komlos, CEO of Syntegrity, explains why meetings intended to solve a complex problem should be free of an agenda.
Leverage? No Thank You.
Jason Fried, Founder of Basecamp, shares why they include the salary in job postings as they want to “work with, not against” new hires.
Why Gross Profit is More Important Than Revenue
Brad Feld, Founder of Foundry Group, encourages startups to focus on their gross profit and growth % as opposed to revenue growth.
"I Wish I had More Data"
Seth Godin, business author, explains why certainty does not come from more data but from forward motion.
Customer Retention is the New Conversion
Des Traynor, Founder of Intercom, discusses why SaaS success will soon be defined by net dollar retention and a companies ability to retain customers.