The blog posts today were boring (c’mon VCs – just because it’s August doesn’t mean that you can’t write exciting blog posts) so we’re giving you a song today. The song is Takin’ VC Money and it’s from Smixx.
Today’s VC post of the day is from Lee Hower (NextView Ventures) titled Odds Are, Your Startup Probably Isn’t A Platform. Lee totally nails it in this post and reminds us of two important things. “Simply having an API doesn’t make your company a platform. Similarly, simply having a piece of software that gets embedded […]
Bryce Roberts (OATV) totally nails it in his post titled You Can Never Size a Market in Excel. The punch line is: “In every single case that I’ve seen this question (“how big can it get”) persist over more than 2 meetings, it has NEVER been resolved. NEVER.” There’s plenty of great stuff in the post […]
Mark Suster (GRP) reminds all of us to check our laptops, iPhones, Blackberries, and other electronic devices at the door at board meetings. CEOs should enforce this, as should the other VCs and board members in the room. No “full partial attention” – just full attention.
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