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Quickbooks Update Template

In the words of Tomasz Tunguz, Partner at Redpoint Ventures, “Financial statements are the Rosetta Stone for a business. They are the most succinct way of communicating how a business…

An Update Template for Sharing Your HubSpot Funnel Metrics

What campaigns are working? What content is performing best? Where can we improve inefficiencies? Where should we double down? Continuing to review, analyze, and “duct-tape” your funnel is key to…

Use Sheetgo To Consolidate Your Google Sheets Reporting

Hate them or love them, spreadsheets are here to stay. Everyone has been a part of the confusion that comes with tracking and sharing your spreadsheets. A few metrics here,…

Our 6 Favorite Blogs for Growing Your Startup

In the “world of startups” there is endless amounts of content being published every day. It can be a daunting task determining what sources can be trusted. While curating a list…

The 10 Most Popular Posts from the Visible Reading List in 2017

In 2017, we curated 200+ blog posts to the “Visible Reading Lists” covering everything from fundraising, investor relations, sales, and finance. Below, we lay out the 10 most popular posts among founders over the past year. 1. OpenView’s 2017 Expansion Benchmarks (link to article) The team at OpenView Labs surveyed 300+ software companies and shares an in-depth report covering the takeaways from the research. In the report, you will find insights covering everything from CAC and churn metrics to employee count and…

I’m Giving You $50k

That might have been the most click bait subject line I’ve ever written. My intentions were positive though, I wanted to understand how the best marketers (and friends) in my…

Picking the Best Products for Your Business

*Constant replies to messages and questions. Making sure the team is working toward the same goal. Reporting to investors and advisors. Reviewing that your product is awesome before having it shipped. Keeping everyone happy. Checking revenue & expenses. Trying to have a shred of a work-life balance.* These are just a few things that startups and young companies deal with every single minute of their day. People who run companies simply want to grow the business, create success, and enjoy the benefits of…

6 More Great Startup Newsletters

Last year, we put together a list of 17 startup newsletters that people here on the Visible team read and love. In one way or another, each of those newsletters helps to inform our decision-making around strategy and product or features content that we find generally entertaining and insightful. In the months since, we have come across a few more newsletters that have quickly become can’t miss material for us each week.   Snippets from Social Capital As a firm, Social Capital…

The @VisibleVC Startup Fundraising Stack

At certain points in a company’s life, fundraising becomes a full time job for the founders or CEO. That is, of course, in addition to all the other full time jobs that come along with being a startup founder — hiring, selling, cleaning up dirty dishes. Constant outreach, pitching, deck revisions, not to mention the time spent answering diligence requests. Note: Our Analyst in Residence team can help with all of the above! Add to that the impact that market conditions can…

The 17 Best Startup Newsletters

For people involved in the world of startups, determining what content sources to trust and what outlets to read can be a daunting task. Tech blogs, company blogs, VC blogs, Medium. Add to that the fact that people at early-stage companies tend to wear multiple hats and are looking for tips and tactics to help them excel in all of their roles and it seems like the firehose of information never stops. So how do you separate the signal from the noise and…