Sun.May 17, 2020

5 Things No One Tells You About VC Firms

SaaStr

Q: What don’t they tell you about venture capital firms? A few things that aren’t obvious when you raise venture capital: Your VC partner may leave. There has been much more transition in VC firms in the past 5+ years. Partners leave to found their own firms in particular all the time now. Non-partners leave to join hot firms. You are stuck with the fund as an investor forever. But will the partner you are working with stay? VCs are well paid, but not close to top founders.

16 Minutes on the News #30: CRISPR for Covid Testing and FDA EUAs

Andreessen Horowitz

As calls for better, faster, cheaper, portable testing for COVID-19 disease are heard around the world — given the important role of test-trace-isolate in re-opening the economy! — the FDA recently issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a CRISPR-based … The post 16 Minutes on the News #30: CRISPR for Covid Testing and FDA EUAs appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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10 Popular SaaStr Videos of The Week: Cloudflare, Dropbox, Initialized Capital, Atlassian, Intercom, and More

SaaStr

Many of the top SaaStr videos of the week are the same as last week, e.g. Mark Suster, Jeff Lawson, Stewart Butterfield, so I thought I’d highlight the 10 most-watched videos of the week … that weren’t also in the Top 10 last week ?? So you can catch up a bit when you’ve had enough of Netflix. 1Sales Mistakes that Can Kill Your SaaS Business & How to Avoid Them (a SaaStr Classic). #2:

Three Little Puzzles about Infinity

Tomasz Tunguz

Here are three little puzzles about infinity. Here’s a short blue line and a red line that is 3x longer than the blue line. Let me show you how there are just as many points in the blue line as there are in the red line. Let’s make a right triangle with the blue and red lines, and then draw a green line to connect them. I’ll draw a line connecting a point on the blue line to a point on the red line. I can draw an infinite number of lines from the blue line to the red line.

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The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Weekly Financial Resources and Capital Markets Roundup: 5/15/2020

OpenView Labs

Outlined below is a collection of key financial and capital market resources from the week ending 5/15. . Not all growth is created equal. In (Zoom) conversation this week, a friend noted that “if you take a million coin flippers, one of them will come back in a century and say, ‘I’ve flipped a coin 1M times and correctly predicted it would land on heads each time. I’ve modeled coin flipping and can’t lose—it is always heads.”

Three Little Puzzles about Infinity

Tomasz Tunguz

Here are three little puzzles about infinity. Here’s a short blue line and a red line that is 3x longer than the blue line. Let me show you how there are just as many points in the blue line as there are in the red line. Let’s make a right triangle with the blue and red lines, and then draw a green line to connect them. I’ll draw a line connecting a point on the blue line to a point on the red line. I can draw an infinite number of lines from the blue line to the red line.

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