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February 14th, 2019
 
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Attracting & Engaging Investors
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Hiring & Talent
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Mentorship
 
 
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Attracting & Engaging Investors
 
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A total addressable market estimate has an interesting place in the fundraising process. Difficult to accurately estimate, it remains an expected part of pitch decks and projections. Most investors still look at TAM to evaluate whether to invest. This week, we share what you can learn from Uber's initial market size estimates.

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Jean de la Rochebrochard, VC at Kima Ventures, shares the core principles behind a compelling pitch deck: what, why, and how. 

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Mark Suster, Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures, analyzes the history of seed investing, what is behind the recent stagnation, and where it is headed. 

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Topic
Hiring & Talent
 

Tomasz Tunguz, Partner at Redpoint Ventures, discusses inevitable mistakes all companies make when budgeting for a hiring plan.

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The team at First Round Review highlight their 6 favorite articles that offer unique approaches to hiring.   

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Jack Parmer, Founder and CEO at Plotly, shares how they use diversity as a strategy for successfully hiring a strong engineering team. 

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Topic
Mentorship
 

Dave Neff, CEO of EDGE Mentoring, list 10 qualities to look for when searching for a mentor, or what to work on if you'd like to become a mentor. 

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Jason Fried, Founder of Basecamp, explains why founders and company leaders should search for a mentor who is only a year or two ahead of them professionally, as opposed to decades ahead. 

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Brad Feld, Founder at Foundry Group and Techstars, takes an in-depth look at the 18 points in the "Techstars Mentor Manifesto" for becoming and finding a mentor. 

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