Topics & Investors

The greatest technology investors’ advice for entrepreneurs

TOPICS

Our content addresses over 50 topics vital to entrepreneurs.  We continue to add valuable content to our site.

These topics are organized under 7 general subject headings, as below.*  See the pull down folders at the top of our website under these headings to access the topics. 

 

Fundamentals (20 topics)

Big Picture - Macro View

Burn Rate

Business Building Stages

Business Model

Competition

Employee Headcount

Exiting 

Focus

How To Increase Success

Investment Stages & Milestones

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

Pivot

Planning & Execution

Red Flags

Rules of Thumb

Seizing Opportunity

Sustainability

Valuation

Valuation - Rules of Thumb

Vision

Marketing & the Market  (9 topics)

Branding & Positioning

Competition

Marketing – Product Market Fit

Pivot

Product

Seizing Opportunity

Sustainability

The Market

Vision

Other 'Stuff'  (5 topics)

Naysayers

Red Flags

Rules of Thumb

Seizing Opportunity

Think Outside the Box

People  (20 topics)

Angels’-VCs’ Needed Skills

Board of Directors

Control - Founder vs. VC

Courage & Fear

Culture Startup

Employee Headcount

Entrepreneurial Qualities

Flexibility & Nimbleness

Focus

Founder Issues

Innovation & Creativity

Investor Selection

Leadership

Naysayers

Passion

Perseverance

Personal Thoughts

Social Proof

Team Building

Think Outside the Box

Raising Capital  (16 topics)

Bootstrapping

Burn Rate

Control - Founder vs. VC

Dilution

Exiting 

Fundraising

How Much to Raise

Interest Alignment

Investment Stages & Milestones

Investor Selection

Options

Pivot

Term Sheets

Valuation

Valuation - Rules of Thumb

Vesting

Start-up Issues  (17 topics)

Big Picture - Macro View

Culture Startup

Control - Founder vs. VC

Competition

Employee Headcount

Founder Issues

How To Increase Success

Innovation & Creativity

Interest Alignment

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

Pivot

Red Flags

Rules of Thumb

Seizing Opportunity

Think Outside the Box

Valuation

Valuation - Rules of Thumb

Success & Failure (5 topics)

How To Increase Success

Red Flags

Success & Failure

Sustainability

Think Outside the Box

 

INVESTORS

We currently include some 30 investors and continue to find the wisdom from these and, in the future, other successful investors.  See the pull down folders at the top of our website under the alphabetized Investor sections to access the investor's content. 

Our investors include:

Marc Andreessen Andreessen Horowitz

Boston Millennia Partners

Brendan Baker Greylock Partners

Jeffrey Bussgang  Flybridge Capital Partners

Jason Calacanis  LAUNCH

Jeff Clavier SoftTech VC

David Cohen TechStars

Ron Conway  SV Angel

Chris Dixon Andreessen Horowitz

Brad Feld Foundry Group

Brian Garrett Crosscut Ventures

Kent Goldman  First Round Capital

Bill Gross  Idealab

Rob Hayes First Round Capital

Reid Hoffman Greylock

Ben Horowitz Andreessen Horowitz

Josh Kopelman  First Round Capital

Mike Maples Jr.  Floodgate

Dave McClure  500 Startups 

Jason Mendelson Foundry Group

Howard Morgan  First Round Capital

Babak Nivi  AngelList and Venture Hacks

Basil Peters Strategic Exits Corporation

Naval Ravikant  AngelList and Venture Hacks

Mark Suster Upfront Ventures

Peter Thiel Founders Fund

David Tisch The Box Group 

Andy Weissman  Union Square Ventures 

Fred Wilson  Union Square Ventures

 

*topics can appear under more than one general subject heading