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April 18th, 2019
 
Founders
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Atrracting & Engaging Investors
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Building Your Product
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Company Culture
 
 
Topic
Atrracting & Engaging Investors
 
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While investor updates come in all different shapes and sizes, we’ve found that most, if not all, include some form of the following: a quick recap of the last month, metrics and KPIs, and specific asks for your investors. This week, we share an Update Template inspired by the team at Y Combinator using the components above. 

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Sam Haffar, Partner at Real Ventures, shares tips and tricks for mastering a pitch or meeting with an investor. 

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In a response to a previous post by Hunter Walk, Brad Feld of Foundry Group explains why proactive communication with board members is so important, especially in times of change.

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Topic
Building Your Product
 

David Cummings, Founder of Atlanta Tech Village, discusses why companies need to build products that are a must-have to avoid the "double sale." 

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Yuriy Oparenko, Product Designer at Intercom, explains why "design is not an outcome in itself, but a tool for producing results for the business."

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Hiten Shah, Founder of Quick Sprout, lays out 3 steps to help determine what product or feature a team should build next. 

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Topic
Company Culture
 

Kolby McElvain, Senior Designer at High Alpha, shares the 5 foundational lessons she learned in the first 4 years of helping build the High Alpha venture studio.

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Jason Fried, Founder of Basecamp, offers a unique perspective into the culture at Basecamp by sharing and clarifying their employee handbook. 

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In an article for HBR, Tony Schwartz and Emily Pines make the case why leaders need to be focused on an employee's internal sense of value as opposed to their external value. 

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