The Resurgence In Public Market SaaS Valuations

Equidam Weekly

The Equidam Weekly is a curated collection of readings delivered weekly to bring you the most informative articles on EU growth companies, early stage funding and generally on how to build businesses in the motherland.

Breaking Down The Myths Of Convertible Debt

Gianluca Valentini of Equidam questions the need to use convertible notes in startup financing in “Convertible Debt Vs Equity Financing”

On Developments

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures says that we are back to “normal” valuations in “The Resurgence In Public Market SaaS Valuations”

Martin Casado of A16Z claims we are entering “a golden era of infrastructure” that is biased towards startups in “Trends In — And The Future Of — Infrastructure”

Daniel Glazer of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati predicts that post Brexit many US investors will insist on commitment to the US to invest in UK based companies in “Brexit And US Expansion”

Daniel Lanyon of Altfi argues that P2P and marketplace lending are still small and susceptible to change in “Plenty Opportunities in Fintech & P2P”

Nic Brisbourne of Forward Partners outlines 3 reasons why ecommerce companies are good prospects in “The Bull Case For Ecommerce”

On Growth

Elizabeth Yin of 500 Startups advises on doing due-dilligence on your future investors inq “Should You Go After Value-Add Investors For Your Seed Round?”

Natty Zola of Techstars introduces a model to show how capital needs and execution should align in “Fundraising Round Expectations: A Graphical Explanation”

David Beisel of NextView Ventures says the way to determine how much capital you need is through honest reflection on your fundraising ability in “How Much Seed Capital Should You Raise?”

Michael Seibel of Y Combinator describes what he calls “hijacker” users and explains the ways to handle them in “Users You Don’t Want”

Jonathan Golden of Airbnb describes how to build teams driven by actual needs within the company in “The Power Of The Elastic Product Team”

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Originally published at on August 29, 2016.

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