VC Insights

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
VC Insights
2014 SaaS Survey: Insights into Sales and Marketing Spend & Churn
Two weeks ago, we were excited to share some of the results from the 2014 SaaS Survey conducted by David Skok...
by Tien-Anh Nguyen
VC Insights
2014 SaaS Survey Delivers Industry Benchmarks
David Skok, of Matrix Partners, has teamed up again this year with Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a specific...
by Tien-Anh Nguyen
VC Insights
Don't Let FOMAD (Fear of Missing a Deal) Waste Your Valuable Time
  Most entrepreneurs will agree that there are a few consistent pain points in trying to navigate the fundraising process. While...
by Matt Biehler
Tech Trends
Billion-Dollar Bet: The Real Reason Amazon and Google Wanted Twitch

To get the full story behind what made Twitch such a hot acquisition target, you have to go back to the launch of Justin.tv in 2007, the same year Netflix released its streaming video service to the world.

by Mackey Craven