Finance & Operations
Everything You Should Know About Bootstrapping vs. Raising Money

It’s not an easy decision, but most important ones in life aren’t.

by Ariel Winton
VC Insights
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Business
When we at OpenView consider a company for venture funding, the Gross Margin is an important indicator of how profitable and...
by Konstantin Valchev
VC Insights
Startup CEOs: Forget “Full Stack” and Focus on Creating Real, Differentiated Value
Recently, I read a great post by Andy Weissman that prognosticated on the future of startups’ organizational structure. Rather than...
by Scott Maxwell
Tech Trends
6 Contrarian Business Views from Peter Thiel
Do contrarians shape the world? I believe the case can be made that Steve Jobs, Galileo Galilei, Leonardo da Vinci,...
by Kyle Lacy
VC Insights
The Truth About VC Value-Add
I recently read a post on TechCrunch from NextView’s Jay Acunzo about how “Director of Platform” is the hot new...
by Scott Maxwell
At OpenView
Work and Family Shouldn't Be Either/Or Choice for Tech Employees
Family life and thriving tech companies — the two don't typically get put together in the same sentence. But they...
by Devon McDonald
VC Insights
Forget Leaning In — Make Space for Women in Tech
In February, I attended a conference for women in tech and had the pleasure of speaking to a group of...
by Rebecca Churt
Finance & Operations
The One Thing VCs Love to See Even More Than Growth
What VCs Look For A few years ago, I interviewed a candidate for a VP of Sales position at one...
by Scott Maxwell
VC Insights
How to Avoid Costly Early Funding Mistakes

That early funding for a startup is absolutely crucial for a company’s success now and in the future. Here are 5 costly mistakes you can’t afford to make.

by Ricky Pelletier