founder control

Founder Control and Value Creation in Startups don’t seem to be the same thing

Founders and CEOs, Let me ask you a question “Does the degree to which you have founder control of your startup affect your company value?” I...
introductions to venture capital investors

This is how to get introductions to venture capital investors for your startup fundraise

So, you want to raise money for your startup and you require investors. Only like most people, you don’t know any, right? So how do...
Ask dumb questions. It’s the smartest thing you can do startup investment

Ask dumb questions. It’s the smartest thing you can do

Without a doubt, the single most informative piece of advice in my formative years came from my uncle. Ironically, it came from asking dumb...
Attributes of a great fundamental investors

Ten Attributes of Great Fundamental Investors

I came across an interesting broker note today on the "Ten Attributes of Great Fundamental Investors". This is not a typical one you read...
network effects

Getting Network Effects in Your Startup: an a16z Podcast

Network effects! Everyone has heard they are useful, but how much do you really know about them and how do you get the 'flywheel'...