March 2020 Venture Data Report

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” — Sun Tzu The landscape of founders, investors, VCs, consumer activity, and the world as a whole has been altered and…

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Mike’s Note #8 — Our Open Sourced Investor Database

We are sharing before we are ready on this one. So much has changed over the past week we wanted to audible to make sure we are helping startups as…

Founders, Feeling Stressed? Check Out These Posts

The life of a founder is stressful. Founders have to worry about their company, their employees, their investors, and other stakeholders, on top of their loved ones and themselves. The past few months have certainly not helped to eliminate…

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Checking Out Venture Capital Funding Alternatives

Over the last few years there has been an explosion of alternative financing options to venture capital. There are a number of interesting alternatives to venture capital that each have…

February 2020 Venture Data Report

We head into February with many deals, large investments and high hopes. How we leave February certainly holds a different, untold story. While closing the door on our January report,…

How We Work: Zoom Calls

Remote work is here. Even if it is only for the next couple of weeks/months, companies are transitioning to remote work. The obvious distractions combined with companies transitioning to remote work…

Our 9 Favorite Posts on Remote Work

At this point, it is expected that most companies and corporations will be exploring working from home/remote work for the coming weeks. There has been an explosion of “work from home”…

Mike’s Note #7 — Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

When I started drafting the note earlier this week I was going to ask you about Covid-19 and how it will impact your business in the short, medium and long…

Y Combinator Investment Memo Template

Memos are a clear and concise document to lay out strategic vision, rationale, and expectations (in case you missed it, we wrote about the importance of memos earlier this week).…

What is Pre-Seed?

If you’ve been following along at home it may feel like seed rounds are exploding in size. However, this is not just a feeling but a fact. Not long ago,…

Founders — are you sharing memos?

This won’t be the first or last time we write this: being a startup founder is hard. On top of your day-to-day tasks you have to worry about your customers,…