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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…

The Full Stack for SaaS Client Success

Using Software for Customer Success After a year with Visible, we’ve changed up a few pieces to work best with our team and to help scale. It’s interesting to see, over time, how the platforms change  Checkout my updates below each section in Red. Something that makes me throw money at people/products/services, is the experience I have with them. Over the past several years, I have noticed the little things companies do for their customers, and own employees, to increase satisfaction via…

Productivity Hack : Searching in Chrome

A Google Chrome Tip to Save You Time Ever find yourself searching the same sites over and over again? Google Images, Craigslist, ESPN, etc. For instance, we find ourselves always searching Crunchbase for startups and investors. Did you know that you can have character shortcuts in Chrome to automatically search a site? Instead of going to crunchbase.com and then entering in a query and hitting search, we have it set so typing “cb” in Chrome followed by the query will take us…