Sun.May 12, 2019

5 Interesting Learnings from Fastly. As It Gets Ready to IPO.


Fastly isn’t quite as well known as the others in this 5 Interesting Learnings Series — Zoom, Slack, PagerDuty, etc. But it has some very interesting learnings for founders. Especially on how bigger deal sizes can work with free, freemium, self-service, etc.

Speaking at Host Perform 2019


Just a quick post to plug the fact that the kind folks at Host Analytics have invited me to speak at Host Perform 2019 in Las Vegas on May 20-22nd, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing many old friends, colleagues, customers, and partners on my trip out.

What successful startups were launched while the founders worked 9 to 5 jobs on the side?


I’m not aware of any huge successes in SaaS that were active side projects while the founders worked at different companies. But there are a bunch that were side projects at the same company: Mailchimp was a side project while the founders ran a web-design agency.

5 Things Running Taught Me About Building a Valuable Business


Think running and business have nothing in common? Think again. Here are five things I learned from running that can help you build a more valuable business

If smaller VC funds outperform large VC funds, is Softbank’s Vision Fund destined to fail?


The data in everything in venture is … mixed. Yes, the crazy outperformers in venture are smaller funds, from Lowercase Capital to Benchmark, etc.

The Week In Cloud: May 5


Join our Quora group to get all of The Week in Cloud updates throughout the week. “The average interaction worker spends an estimated 28 percent of the workweek managing email and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks”.

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