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

Month: November 2017

Q3 2017 venture funding by region

The 5 Traits Every Startup Needs to Raise Venture Capital

…and how to get VCs to give them to you. These common traits define every startup successfully raising venture capital in today’s traction-centric market. What it Takes to Raise a First Round VCs are ultimately judged by their own investors on their Internal Rate of Return (IRR). In order to optimize that metric, they need to time…