Venture Capital Hacks

Bill Campbell — who garnered the name “The Coach” for the sage advice and counsel he gave numerous tech leaders from Apple’s Steve Jobs to Google’s Larry Page to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — has died:

From the Investor :

Alex Iskold, Manging Director at Techstars, says — Investor,Mark Solon, my mentor and Managing Partner at Techstars said that sending regular updates to the investors is one of the most important things that CEOs need to prioritize:

Mark Achier, Managing Partner at MATH Venture, says that your startups isn’t about you or about your porduct — it’s about your customers

Elizabeth Yin, Partner at 500 Startups, walks through an example to highlight how equity should be split amongst co-founders and how that may affect fundraising:

From the Operators:

Kevin Dykes, Co-founder & CEO of Retentiongrid, compiles a list of 8 lessons that he learned himself that would help in navigating an exit:

John Milinovich, CEO of URX, share some of the best practices that helped Andrew, Nate, James and him pass their interview and earn URX’s place in the Summer 2013 batch:

Brian Scordato, CEO of Tacklebox, uses an example of two New York City bagel shops to showcase the paradox of choice:


ClassDojo, San Francisco-based feedback platform that helps teachers, parents and students address a critical part of education — the soft skills important for lifelong success, has raised $21 million in Series B funding led by General Catalyst Partners, participation from GSV Advisors, Reach Capital and earlier backer SignalFire:

Jugnoo, Chandigarh, India-based startup that provides an Uber-like service for auto-rickshaws in India, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Snow Leopard,, the Alibaba-backed payments firm Paytm, and the CEO of Snapdeal-owned Freecharge, Kunal Shah:

An auto-rickshaw hailing app and an electric motorcycle maker, a furnished rental platform for bachelors and a luxury fashion app — investments spanned a wide spectrum in India today.

4 Indian startups that got funded today:

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