Our perspectives, learnings, and insights on traction, venture capital, and product management.

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Just Start Raising

Founders are often hesitant to speak with investors until they feel 100% ready to raise. That’s a mistake. With the right intention and time allocation, a founder can…

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Are You Managing Your International Currency Risk?

Nowadays, most technology ventures are international in some shape or form, whether it be by supporting international customers, leveraging overseas developers, managing supply chains, or foreign investments (just…

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COVID-19’s Impact on Early Stage Venture Capital

With VCs chasing companies thriving through the crisis, this may actually be one of the best times in history to raise early-stage capital.

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A black swan

Pitching the Tailwinds of the Coronavirus Outbreak

With half of Americans now ordered to “shelter in place,” we’re definitively in the throes of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the startup world, venture capitalists have put…

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Raising Venture Capital in the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Baron Rothschild famously said “buy when there’s blood in the streets,” but when the metaphor is playing out in real-time it’s hard for any investor to imagine backing…

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Determining your target VC check size

Founders seeking venture capital typically know their target round size, but they underestimate the sales process involved with successfully closing. To make an otherwise distracting and stressful fundraising…

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