Jason Mendelson, co-founder of Foundry Group, can explain what matters in negotiations between entrepreneurs and VCs in just two words: Control and Economics. It takes enormous expertise to make something complicated really simple, and these bare two words speak to Jason’s profound understanding of venture deals and how they work, for the entrepreneur, the investor, […]
When I was in Dallas recently, I met Kevin Vela, one of the founders of the Vela | Wood law firm. He told me about the Venture Deals Review podcast that he had done with his associate Aaron Terwey. The podcast is 19 episodes, each about a half hour, going through the chapters of Venture […]
I’m in Boston today, so was fun to see Venture Deals make the list from Boston University Questrom School of Business of Top 7 Books for Innovators to Read in 2019.
It was fun to see Venture Deals on the most recent Fortune Term Sheet Ultimate Business Book List. It’s a pretty awesome list. I’ve read most of the books on it and just bought the few that I haven’t yet read.
With the publication of the third edition of Venture Deals, we have done some interviews around the book. I thought this one with Chicke Fitzgerald on The Game Changer Network was particularly good. Enjoy!
Fred Wilson has a spectacular post up on how VC funds should think about reserves. It’s even more valuable to entrepreneurs so they can understand how the best VCs think about reserves, giving the entrepreneurs ammunition to ask their investors how they are thinking about reserves. I only noticed one thing missing from Fred’s post […]
Scott Belsky has a great post up titled Don’t Get Trampled: The Puzzle For “Unicorn” Employees. In it, he’s got a bunch of questions, along with detailed discussion, that you should ask your potential employer if you are considering a job at a unicorn (company with > $1b private valuation.) His suggestion is to strongly “audit your […]