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Tips from YC: Using Asks, Metrics, and a Recap to Power Your Investor Updates

Y Combinator has funded over 1900 startups since their inception in 2005. In the process of funding those startups, YC receives thousands of investor updates on an annual basis. As…

The Pro Rata Conversation Can Be Tough (But It Doesn’t Have to Be)

Ask a seasoned venture capitalist about pro rata and they’ll likely give you a response reminiscent of someone talking about air travel: “It’s not what is used to be.” Put…

Thinking About Pitching Point Nine Capital? Check Out These Tips.

Point Nine Capital is one of the most—if not the most—sought-after early stage SaaS venture firm in Europe. With a portfolio that includes the likes of  Zendesk, Front, and Algolia,…

4 Items to Include in your Next Investor Update (If You Want to Drive Engagement)

“What should I include in my investor update?” If there’s one question we get more than any other, it’s that one. We hear it so often that we recently built…

Wrap the Year Up Right

Why you should write a year-in-review note to your investors and your team. As December draws to a close, the natural thing to do is reflect on the year that…

5 Key Takeaways from 3Q Venture Capital Investing Reports

A guest post written by Brock Benefiel. Brock is a digital marketing consultant, tech writer, and author of the upcoming book Flyover Startups.  Third quarter venture capital investing showed the remarkable shifts…

What We’ve Learned From Investors About Running a Board Meeting

With Q3 coming to an end, it is easy to lose focus on your board and become tangled up closing deals, hitting numbers, and pushing product updates. While you’re likely…

Onboarding New Investors? Think About These 3 Things.

You just raised a round. You have the check in hand. Hiring and product updates are moving along. Now what? While bringing on a new set of investors is exciting…

You Should be Asking Your Investors for Help. Here’s How.

Investors are more than a source of capital. They have experience, advice, and networks you can leverage. It’s normal to feel intimidated by the people who just handed over a…

Do Your Investors Need to Match Your Values?

A post by Brock Benefiel. Brock is a Digital Marketing Consultant, Tech Writer, and Author of the upcoming book Flyover Startups. Recent high-profile tech controversies have put ethics under the…