Topic of the week

Culture and Psychology in Fundraising

There were two great posts about valuations this week. In Beware the Post-Money Trap, our own Albert Wegner describes the potential trap of a high valuation, which can weigh on founders of early-stage companies. Benchmark's Bill Gurley posted about how late-stage... ↓ expand

  • But the most interesting thing here is in its standalone forums, which represent the first time Disqus has hosted discussions away from its core widget. The first two forums are for fashion and movies; you can join any of the discussions there or create your own. It feels a bit... ↓ expand
  • Matthew from Cloudflare on Net Neutrality

  • Trying to give an accurate record of court proceedings can be difficult if those speaking don’t take a few things into account.

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  • Previously, I wrote about the importance of planning ahead for proof-of-concept marketing based on my first-hand experience seeing the same consistent mistakes being made by the hundreds of startups calling Red Rocket for help.There’s too much focus on product, and not enough... ↓ expand
    #management
  • #culture-and-psychology-in-fundraising
  • My response to the specific situation was: Valuations have increased on a relative basis. They raised relatively little so probably had supply / demand on their side – which drove competition and enabled a higher price. VCs are currently living in FOMO land so they’ll overpay... ↓ expand
    #culture-and-psychology-in-fundraising #fundraising #valuations
  • https://blog.cloudflare.com/net-neutrality/

  • "Beyond raising a giant pile of cash, Jet has used a novel buzz-building strategy: The site launched a referral contest which offers equity in Jet to the customer who refers the most sign-ups. Runners-up earned free memberships to Jet (valued at $50 for a year). But the top 10... ↓ expand
    #community-owned-applications
  • Great transparency. Not.

  • debt is all that matters, any solution to poverty/economic inequality begins with debt. chalk one up for croatia

    #croatia #debt cancellation #income inequality #debt
  • Summary: Mr. Campos attributes Facebook’s success to a high degree of automation and to the development of proprietary software tools tailored to the company’s needs. “You can’t go buy the off-the-shelf solution that everyone else has and expect we’re going to have a better... ↓ expand
  • Even with SaaS, the B2B software world is long on marketing promises but short on delivery. Bluenose delivers the fastest time to value in the Customer Success space.

    #saas #customer success #b2b
  • What diversity initiatives have you seen work in your organization?

  • An in-depth follow up to my earlier post on An idea about texting. I tried to capture all the cool things that were happening in text as a medium. Over the past few days, as I was wrapping up this post, I was adding new services and products almost every day. There's a lot going... ↓ expand
    #text #nlp #natural language processing #messaging #apps
  • It's not easy being decentralized. It's even harder to monetize it.

    #decentralization #marketplaces #blockchains
  • Today the FCC is expected to approve its latest open internet rules, concluding the latest (but certainly not last) round in this now decade-long fight. We believe -- along with many others -- that this set of rules will help preserve the amazing innovation on the internet that... ↓ expand
    #policy #open internet #net neutrality
  • #twilio #portfolio
  • Albert on the risks of ignoring future consequences of high post-money valuations in early-mid rounds

    #financing #valuations #culture-and-psychology-in-fundraising
  • “The state-the machinery and power of the state-is a potential resource or threat to every industry in the society. With its power to prohibit or compel, to take or give money, the state can and does selectively help or hurt a vast number of industries.” – Professor George... ↓ expand
  • Now-a-days, mobile commerce plays a very important role in making your business successful. For businesses of across the world, it is important that they adopt this trend otherwise they can risk their business. Go through this blog and know importance of mobile commerce in near... ↓ expand
    #mobile #ecommerce
  • "Tracy Chou, 27, a well-known engineer at Pinterest, said she was once bypassed at a previous start-up because her boss thought a new male hire was more qualified. When Chou pressed for an explanation, she recalled him saying: 'It's just this feeling I have that this person... ↓ expand
    #talent #gender diversity #women in tech
  • Frequency, Density, and Pain tend to be good measuring sticks to see how the problem you’re solving stacks up. Frequency: Does the problem you’re solving occur often? Density: Do a lot of people face this problem? Pain: Is the problem just an annoyance, or something you... ↓ expand
    #strategy #customer development #early traction
  • To integrate live chat module on Drupal driven website I like to refer eAssistance Pro. To integrate that live chat plugin one can follow the given instruction below - 1: Login to your eAssistance Pro account and go to Drupal integration page 2: Download the module and unzip... ↓ expand
    #live chat module #live chat for drupal #live chat module for drupal #live chat plugin #drupal live chat
  • While the New York Times last night trumpeted the net-neut rules as a “one that the little guys appear to have won” (that phrase had disappeared by this morning’s edition), the fact is this is a battle between the big guys of the industry. Google seems to be hedging its bets. In... ↓ expand
    #net neutrality #mark cuban #realtalk