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

Month: March 2020

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 the breaks on new deals as they assess the cash positions of their portfolio companies, potential systemic risks, and what the new normal may be. Meanwhile, scrappy…

Startup founder working from home

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 a venture deal. Though venture capitalists know there are plenty of great opportunities when markets are distressed, everyone puts on their breaks following a 7-day run of…