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Monday, March 31, 2014 Izzy Azeri - Co-Founder, Stackdriver
There’s been a lot of attention lately given to sales and marketing metrics for SaaS businesses.  As the co-founder of an early stage SaaS business, I struggled to initially decide which metrics really impact and drive our business.
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
A couple years ago, my partner Lee penned a blog post about the milestone benchmarks for startups raising a Series A round of financing.  The five conditions for a Series A...
Expert Advice
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
I’ve been thinking a lot about the outcome distributions in different circumstances.  The dimensions that I think about are...
Opinions
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Patrick Campbell, Co-Founder & CEO of Price Intelligently
Nothing is loved or hated more in the world of marketing than the online survey...
Lessons Learned
Thursday, March 6, 2014 Scott Weller – CTO & Co-Founder, SessionM
At the end of every work day, before my head hits the pillow, I document all major objectives and accomplishments by day in a file called ~/sweller.plan.
Lessons Learned
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Ben Einstein - Managing Director & Co-Founder, Bolt
Ah, the good ole Internet of Things. Its catchy name leads a whole bunch of people to describe it as “the future of the Internet” and other overly-generalized ideas...
Technology Trends
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Since I posted my Seed VC Decision Tree, one of the most frequent requests I’ve gotten is to define what makes an “awesome founder”.  I’ve hesitated to define this...
Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
I’ve commonly heard entrepreneurs recite some version of “I don’t want to waste too much time fundraising because it will distract me from building my business, so I’ll only talk...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Scott Brinker - Co-Founder & CTO, ion interactive
The short version: the below graphic is the latest incarnation of my marketing technology landscape supergraphic (click for a high-resolution 2600×1950 version, 4.7MB). It represents...
Technology Trends
Monday, December 23, 2013 Lee Hower - Partner & Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
I was recently talking with another member of LinkedIn’s founding team.  It’s been awhile since we worked together on a daily basis so a lot was just general catch up, but one of...
Funding