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15+ Ways a Venture Capitalist Says “No”
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Where Have The Users Gone?
Step 1: Build an app. Step 2: Get users hooked to it. Step 3: Profit. It sounds simple and, given our umbilical ties to cell phones, social…
Not Everything Can Be Fixed With Software
About a year ago, I released a satirical essay about a fictional day in the life of The Silicon Valley. The piece struck a chord, and I…
Where I Am Supposed to Be
The Parenting vs Entrepreneurship Struggle
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Why History’s Greatest Innovators Optimized for Interesting
I love Derek Siver’s question: “What are you optimizing your life for?”
The World Doesn’t Want Your App
“We need to build an app. Do you know any good mobile developers?”
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Overfunding floats the tech bubble
Vast investment into companies in hot sectors generates spiraling valuations
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Reflections from a year in Silicon Valley
Finding yourself in a world that’s trying to change everything
6 Costly Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Entrepreneur
Building a successful startup is no easy feat.
Build a business you’d never want to sell
More and more people seem only comfortable with things when they’re presented in a binary fashion.
The Creation Story of Women in VC
There’s been a lot of press lately about the culture of harassment that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm. Stories of sexism and outrage. Of…
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No one seems to care about profits! Or do we? 🙉
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Underrepresented Entrepreneurs Will Succeed Without Silicon Valley Venture Capital
Originally posted on New America Weekly Edition 171
When A Start-Up Entrepreneur Abandoned The Perfect Product
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Even Smart VCs Invest in Cross-Industry Clones
After every disruption, a second wave of startups emerge that adopt similar strategies to transform different industries. Fast on…
CAN VENTURE CAPITAL BE SAVED?
There are plenty of creeps in VC, but the problems run far deeper
Mitch & Freada Kapor
How to ensure a significant, monetizable customer pain exists for your startup idea
Novice entrepreneurs seem to hold a variety of mistaken beliefs about what it takes to build a successful startup.
A 3-step Process to Test your Startup Idea
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How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?
Decrypting the black box of VCs: How venture capitalists make decisions about their investments and portfolios companies.
4 Unusual Ways Successful Companies Keep More of Their Best Customers
Customer retention is invaluable when your business lives or dies on subscriptions.
Zebras: Let’s Get In Formation
By Jennifer Brandel, Mara Zepeda, Astrid Scholz, and Aniyia Williams
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Predatory Venture Investing: How LPs Can Help Make it Stop
Imagine a single mom has finally saved enough for a down payment on a house. She bravely gathers herself and enters a largely foreign world…
From skill set to mindset: why founder/market fit is a must-have entrepreneurial attribute
Today’s founders bear little resemblance to their predecessors — and that’s a good thing.
5 Implications for founders from analyzing 110 promising European SaaS companies
Hi there, we’re Point Nine Capital a VC firm focused on SaaS and marketplaces. If you want to be kept informed of our new posts you can…