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
Customer Success
How VCs Look at Customer Success: The Key to Growing and Protecting Your Revenue
When you boil it down there are really three ways to grow an enterprise software recurring revenue business: Acquire new...
by Baiyin Zhou
Startup Strategy
Making Sense of the Hortonworks S-1: A Unique Economic Model
A Hadoop Pioneer with a Unique Growth Model As I wrote about yesterday, an analysis of New Relic’s S-1 numbers...
by Tien Anh Nguyen