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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Brandon DeWitt - Talent Specialist, OpenView Venture Partners
They may be two of the best places to work in tech now, but in the early days Zappos and Squarespace may have cost themselves millions by making two key hiring mistakes.
Lessons Learned
Monday, March 30, 2015 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
In the last year or so, the debate over the definitions of seed versus pre-seed capital (sometimes called genesis rounds) has exploded. 
Lessons Learned
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
Given the investment horizons for venture capitalists, we do not necessarily try to time public markets when making new investments...
Lessons Learned
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Chip Hazard - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
As a Founder of a venture backed company, eventually the question of whether and how to seek liquidity for your shareholders will come into question.
Expert Advice
Monday, March 16, 2015 Blake Bartlett - Partner, OpenView Venture Partners
What’s the first metric VCs hunt for in your pitch deck? Easy… committed monthly recurring revenue (CMRR).
Expert Advice
Monday, March 9, 2015 David Wong - Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategy Consulting, Bulger Partners
Over the last several days, in my weekends and evenings, I’ve taken up the daunting task of updating my MacBook Air by installing Yosemite OS X and Bootcamp.
Expert Advice
Friday, March 6, 2015 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
There are a number of founder leadership models that can work well as a startup evolves. I have lived a few as an entrepreneur and worked with many as a board member.
Lessons Learned
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
About a year ago, Nancy and I were spending some time with Hardi Meybaum and his family.  Hardi is the founder of our portfolio company GrabCAD which was acquired recently by Stratsys.
Lessons Learned
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Conventional wisdom suggests that the most important metrics for a startup - such as unit economics, cost of acquisition, lifetime value, churn rates - typically get better with time.
Lessons Learned
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
The 4Q14 venture industry fundraising data (compiled by the National Venture Capital Association) were just released which always makes me sit up straight and take notice – it’s kind of an industry scorecard.
Technology Trends