Sat.Apr 13, 2024

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Dear SaaStr: How Do You Build a Real Exit Strategy?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Do You Build a Real Exit Strategy? First, bear in mind acquisitions are relatively rare. The vast majority of startups will never get one acquisition offer, let alone a good one. Still, it’s not random. I’ve been through it twice as a founder and about ten times as an investor. At a high level, three things you can do that aren’t very hard will increase the odds you have an “exit”: First, build the best product in an important space.

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My Favorite Uses of AI

Tom Tunguz

Recently, I was at the library & stood in front of a book that might be a good read. I fired up Gemini, asked it for a plot summary & a digest of the reviews before deciding to read it. So I started a list : what are the ways I use AI that are new in the last year? I often publish tables within these blog posts. I write posts in markdown , a language that requires making tables in a unique format that looks like this | Column 1 | Column 2 | | 2021 | 140m | There’s a nifty little pl

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Want To Win This Time? Don’t Dwell On The Last One

SaaStr

The best thing I’ve read in some time was the advice Nick Saban, the winning college football coach in history, gave to Alabama’s basketball coach who kept getting … close. Almost there. Alabama basketball kept getting upset, and the call went to Coach Saban. “What have we got to do to go all the way?” The answer: “Don’t dwell on it.

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Zero Knowledge Summit (zkSummit) 2024: Field notes

Andreessen Horowitz

Field notes from 11th Zero Knowledge Summit (zkSummit) in Athens on April 10, 2024, which focused on zk research, SNARK design, and crypto.

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Merchant Insider Report: Payment Insights for Software Leaders

From emerging payment technologies to the importance of intuitive software design, the world of embedded payments is rapidly evolving. How do you stay ahead while serving up what merchants really want in your software offerings? The Merchant Insider report is here to help, offering unique insights into the merchant perspective. It analyzes responses from over 500 merchants in the U.S. and spans key industries, so you can understand the challenges, preferences, and expectations that are shaping s

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Let’s get digi-physical: From ‘tap’ chips to Taylor Swift

Andreessen Horowitz

IYK cofounder Chris Lee talks about merging digital and physical worlds through chipped goods on the web3 with a16z podcast.

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