Reading List

How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations

30 Apr , 2019  

As a founder, my biggest regrets are not having difficult conversations sooner. Through a course in nonviolent communication, I learned the value of precise, empathetic communication in leadership. Read more

Reading List

The future of talent marketplaces – our investment in Pickr

24 Apr , 2019  

One of our recent investments was in Pickr, a talent marketplace for sourcing, contracting, managing and increasing the productivity of skilled workers, initially in telecoms and infrastructure, but with plans to expand into construction, logistics, and manufacturing. Read more

Reading List

Setting budgets: not sexy but crucial

12 Apr , 2019  

Setting budgets is a cornerstone process of every company, regardless of size. Read more

Reading List

When to automate

11 Apr , 2019  

Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated. In any early stage startup, it’s not uncommon for a seemingly simple manual weekly task to balloon into a major burden. Read more

Reading List

The Secrets to Designing a Curiosity-Driven Career

11 Apr , 2019  

Zainab Ghadiyali’s path to tech has been anything but conventional. Read more

Reading List

Founder Exposed: Opening Up About Startup Failures and Vulnerability

8 Apr , 2019  

When it comes to the extremes of the startup spectrum, three-time founder, investor and New York tech ecosystem advisor Jeff Wald has seen it all. “I’ve counted Fred Wilson as an investor, raised over $60 million in funding and sold my startup WorkMarket to ADP,” says Wald. Read more

Reading List

Andreessen Horowitz Is Blowing Up The Venture Capital Model (Again)

8 Apr , 2019  

This story appears in the April 30, 2019 issue of Forbes Magazine. Subscribe merging from the financial crisis in 2009, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz laid out their campaign to take on Silicon Valley. Read more

Reading List

Dating Startups Aim For Disruption, But Good Ideas Can’t Buy Them Love

8 Apr , 2019  

Valentines Day 2019 came and went, much like VC money for dating startups did a few years ago. Crunchbase News addressed this phenomenon during the holiday, finding that aside from a few outliers, U.S. startups addressing the dating scene haven’t attracted much funding. Read more

Reading List

Pumping life into UK consumer hardware: Elvie’s Series B Femtech story

8 Apr , 2019  

Image: Simon King, Octopus Ventures and Tania Boler, Elvie. CPG Photography For decades, healthcare products were designed with little attention paid to the physiological needs of women. Read more

Reading List

Nobody cares about your ‘platform’ (until they know what real problems it solves)

8 Apr , 2019  

Altogether now: Applications come first, platform comes second. Read more