The Pro Rata Conversation Can Be Tough (But It Doesn’t Have to Be)
Discussing pro rata can be a difficult conversation for both investors and founders. The simplest way to keep all parties happy? Form a relationship and have the difficult conversations before you’re put in a tough spot under the wire.
How to Pick a Term Sheet: OpenView's 5 Step Framework
Mackey Craven and Sean Fanning, both Partners at OpenView, share their five-step framework for evaluating and choosing a term sheet.
Seed Stage Venture Capital Portfolio Construction
Brian Laung Aoaeh, Partner at KEC Ventures, offers the unique perspective as a VC to examine the qualitative issues that seed stage funds face.
Founder Exposed: Opening Up About Startup Failures and Vulnerability
Jeff Wald, startup founder and advisor, draws on his own experience as a founder to discuss three issues founders face when they try to open up to team members, other stakeholders, and themselves.
Learn to Sell, Learn to Build—You’ll Be Unstoppable
Naval Ravikant, Founder of AngelList, studies the "builder and seller" model and how if you can learn to do both, you'll be unstoppable.
Not Once, Not Twice, But Twenty Times
Max Yoder, Founder and CEO of Lessonly, shares why re-reading a favorite book can benefit you at different stages of your life and career.
How to Make Startup Stock Options a Better Deal for Employees
Steve Blank, the father of The Lean Startup, explains how employee stock options can be used to attract and retain top talent.
Sharing Lessons Learned From Building a 100% Remote Company
The team at SoftwareMill shares their new employee handbook, which covers 10 years of learnings about building a fully remote company.
When Is It “Too Early” To Hire Your First Marketer?
Jason Lemkin, Founder of SaaStr, lays out questions to answer when thinking of hiring different marketing employees.