Archive for the ‘Great Posts’ Category

After The Term Sheet

Bill Burnham has today’s best VC blog of the day titled 4 Things to Do After You Get Your First Term SheetAs a special bonus, the second best VC blog of the day is Fred Wilson’s post titled From Messes To SuccessesFred had a post in him titled "From Moths to Butterflies" but he liked the ring of the esses better.

Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Today’s great post is from Josh Kopelman and is titled I Don’t KnowIn it he describes two meetings and explains the key importance of founder credibility – and why the founder in the second meeting had much more credibility than the one in the first.  Oh – and he nudges all of his know-it-all VC colleagues also.

How A VC Thinks About Marketplaces

Today’s great post is from Albert Wegner at Union Square Ventures titled Structural Change and MarketplacesIf you want a view of how Albert and his partners think about marketplaces (and the structural changes occurring) read carefully.

Communicating With Your Board

My partner Seth Levine has today’s great post up titled Serial vs. collective board communicationIn addition to the post being stimulating, the first comment starts off "I’d like to politely disagree" and goes on to add several interesting counterpoints.

It’s My Fault

Jeff Bussgang has today’s great post up titled Let’s Play "Blame The VC."  It’s something that regularly confounds VCs and entrepreneurs alike.  The punch line:

"Then, when you don’t get funding, play "blame the VC".  Tell all your friends that those risk-averse idiots wouldn’t know a good deal if it hit them in the face.  And especially the ones in [insert your geography here]."

Jeff does a good job – in a relatively self-deprecating way – of dissecting this endless discussion.

Saving Money When Running A Startup

Jason Calacanis has today’s great post up titled How to save money running a startup (17 really good tips).  I don’t necessarily agree with all of them and they won’t all work in all cases, but there are some good nuggets in there.

Do You Have Conviction and Discipline?

Today’s great VC blog post once again comes from Fred Wilson and is titled Conviction and DisciplineHaving made a lot of investing mistakes in 1999 and 2000, I learned this lesson many times over.  It’s also consistent with the Fantastic Notes from an Interview with Warren Buffett that I posted on Feld Thoughts earlier this morning.

Power and Spooky Minds

Two great VC posts today.  The first is from my partner Seth Levine titled The power paradox and discusses "power" (not that kind that runs your computer.)  The second is from Rick Segal and is a look inside the spooky place he calls his mind/space/time for how to get his attention as a VC.

Pondering Bridges

Rob Shurtleff (known as his blog as FOO Rob) has a great post up titled Bridges to NowhereWhile this belongs in Fred Wilson’s archive of VC Cliches, it’s a good explanation of how bridges can fail to support a startup.

This Downturn Will Be Different

Fred Wilson thinks the upcoming (or next) downturn will be different and while he agrees with some things in Will Price’s post titled Downturn – Now What? Fred adds his own thoughts in his post This Time Will Be Different.  Flight to quality anyone?