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What I learned about procrastination while scaling my startup to 4.2 million users

3 Jun , 2019  

I took a deep breath and rolled onto my side. It was a familiar moment — the moment when my 6 a.m. alarm clock sounded, after a night of tossing and turning. Read more

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Our Top 6 Pieces of Career Wisdom for New Grads (and Everyone Else Too)

28 May , 2019  

Graduation season is upon us, along with its signature mixture of excitement, relief, nostalgia, hope and anticipation for the future. (And speeches. Plenty of speeches.) Read more

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This article will review how market size affects round size when raising funding. 

28 May , 2019  

Sammy is a co-founder of Blossom Street Ventures. We invest in companies with run rate revenue of $2mm+ and year over year growth of 50%+. We lead or follow in $1mm to $5mm growth rounds and can do inside rounds, secondaries, restructurings and special situations. Read more

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How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

28 May , 2019  

We’ll send you one email a week with content you actually want to read, curated by the Insight team. While this may seem extreme, there is clearly a bias among many in the tech sector toward the young. Read more

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How to measure CAC in a two-sided marketplace

19 May , 2019  

Building a marketplace can be a daunting task — you need to start from scratch building two different customer bases, simultaneously. Read more

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15 Annoying Things that VCs say or ask (and how to think about them)

19 May , 2019  

Today’s blog post is all about the annoying things that VCs commonly say or ask.  I did a call out on Twitter this week and these are the VCisms that the crowds have bubbled up as the most annoying things out of a VC’s mouth. Read more

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So You Think You’re Ready to Hire a Marketer? Read This First.

14 May , 2019  

After spending more than a decade as a marketer at companies like Google, Square and Cover, Arielle Jackson has assembled a collection of tested strategies and essential advice in her marketing toolkit. Read more

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These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.

3 May , 2019  

Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why. Read more

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Andreessen Horowitz is changing up its fundraising strategy

3 May , 2019  

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is changing up its fundraising strategy, moving away from multi-stage, multi-sector flagship vehicles, Axios has learned from multiple sources. Read more

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Uber’s ticketing partner Masabi scores $20m funding

2 May , 2019  

The capital will accelerate Masabi’s global expansion of its award-winning mobility platform, Justride, and fast-track the company’s role in bringing digital transformation to transit agencies and operators of all sizes, enabling the foundations for integrated multi-modal journeys. Read more