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July 18th , 2019
Founders
Forward
Attracting & Managing Investors
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Leadership & Talent
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For SaaS Companies
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Attracting & Managing Investors

This week on the Founders Forward Blog we introduce the idea of investor development. A fundraising framework based off of Steve Blank's customer development model.

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Semil Shah, Founder at Haystack Ventures, discusses where early-stage investors tend to find their deals and how founders can embrace "echolocation" to better their odds of fundraising success.

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Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew, stresses why founders should focus on executing with their early investors before going to raise a Series A. 

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Topic
Leadership & Talent

Claire Lew, Founder of Know Your Team, shares 5 signs leaders are micromanaging and what they can do instead.

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Ruth O'Brien, Manager at Intercom, explains why taking a risk with your hiring strategy can lead to overall company growth.

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Sydney Finkelstein, Professor at Dartmouth College, offers a quick tip to spur innovation when a team's ability to innovate has gone stagnant. 

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For SaaS Companies

Jason Lemkin, Founder of SaaStr, discusses why SaaS startups should invest in becoming a valued platform partner to larger companies. 

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Tomasz Tunguz, Founder of Redpoint Ventures, studies why companies tend to see a higher churn rate when growing at breakneck speeds. 

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Ashley Murphy of OpenView Ventures shares an in-depth guide covering every aspect of a SaaS funnel. 

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