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Tips for an impactful landing page

13 Sep , 2019  

Landing pages really matter. They are not only your big chance to make an impactful first impression, but they can play a huge role in driving key metrics – whether that’s sign ups to a wait list or conversion to purchase of your product itself. Read more

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How Biotech Startup Funding Will Change in the Next 10 Years

7 Sep , 2019  

Back when YC was getting started about 10 years ago, Paul Graham wrote some essays that predicted the way startup fundraising would change in the next decade – accurately, it turns out. Read more

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The Hidden Patterns of Great Startup Ideas

7 Sep , 2019  

‍by James Currier (@JamesCurrier). James is a Managing Partner at NFX, a seed-stage venture firm headquartered in San Francisco. Read more

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What Went Wrong at Uber

7 Sep , 2019  

Uber is the most successful startup Silicon Valley has ever produced — at least, according to the $76 billion that it was at one point valued by private investors. Read more

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Peloton’s S-1 In About 150 Words

2 Sep , 2019  

Peloton filed its long-anticipated S-1 today. It discussed attracting customers under 35 (page 5), how much it relies on music royalties (page 18), and about how it sells happiness (page 90). No, we didn’t make up the last bit. The popular exercise company raised nearly $1 billion while private. Read more

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Google must stand against human rights abuses: #NoGCPforCBP

2 Sep , 2019  

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently engaged in human rights abuses at the US Southern border. Read more

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I Asked 100 Founders, CEOs and VCs About Career Transitions — Here’s What I Learned

26 Jul , 2019  

A founder’s life leaves little time for pause. From the moment that the next big startup idea strikes, the tempo is set by the breakneck quest to scale. Read more

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Q2 2019 Diversity Report: Underwhelming Funding For Female Founders, We Ask VCs Why

22 Jul , 2019  

The future of venture capital is not just women investing in more women, it’s also men stepping up and funding female founders. At least that’s what we hear from women on the ground who are running companies and raising funds. Read more

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Startups, Secondaries, WeWork, And Listen To Our Podcast

22 Jul , 2019  

Morning Markets: Is it bad when founders take lots of money off the table? Maybe. Also, listen to our podcast. News broke yesterday detailing the scale of capital that WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has cashed out before the company’s impending IPO. Read more

Resources

What books should I be reading?

3 Jul , 2019  

A full and updated list of books that are useful in all areas of tech, entrepreneurship & startups! General Start-up: The Hard thing about hard things Start with why Zero to one The tipping point The Master algorithm Personality/Skills/Characteristics/Life: Lean in How to win every argument Thinking fast and slow How to win friends and […]