February’s Five Best Blogs

Five really good blogs we read this month: a fascinating first-person account of the days leading up to Redfin's IPO, from non other than their CEO; venture fund FirstRound's 30 best pieces of advice to entrepreneurs (our personal favorite: #17: Demo your product with the young, the old, and the drunk); some remarkable data on the differences in economic growth between…

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January’s Five Best Blogs

Among the best pieces we've read recently (and yes, this is a pretty liberal use of "recent") are: Dan Primack on Unicorns and the market for seed funding; a cogent Voxplainer on microgrids that should be read in conjunction with Foundry's Seth Levine explanation on why the Boulder Muncipal initiative to create a local utility is bad for renewable energy, as well as…

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Five Best Blogs: July, 2016

This month what's caught our eye includes: a brief from consultancy McKinsey on where machines can replace humans (with accompanying visualization) -- not to give it away, but about 60 percent of occupations could see just under one-third of their activities automated. And perhaps related is a thoughtful essay by Tyler Cowen on the political anger of generally prosperous Americans, which has at…

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Five Best Blogs: December 2015

Well, we all have something to say. Our picks this month include Y Combinator's Sam Altman who lays out the playbook for startup companies; which leads you to the A13Z team's helpful list of the best startup company metrics; Mark Suster's lets us in on what he knows about venture funding (with a nice graph on knowledge evolution); the Economist magazine…

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Five Best Blogs: September 2014

A smattering of topics this month, including Marc Andreesen on why the IPO is dying; cogent advice on why founders should get some early liquidity; analysis and context of the S&P 500's historic close above 2,000;  our former professor Max's advice on how to notice what Harvard MBA's miss; a brief from consultancy McKinsey on monetizing mobile APIs; and for…

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Five Best Blogs: June 2014

We are catching up on the venture capital scene this month, with a good profile of Sequoia Capital (the VC "It Girl" of the past, oh few decades), a primer by Bill Janeway on the future of venture capital, a piece on the changing nature of competition, some great data on the VC Power Law for exits, and the invaluable…

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Five Best Blogs: January 2014

If blogs aren't visual enough for you, WonkBlog has a series on the best graphs of the year, while back on the blog side, here are some thoughts from Ben Horowitz on taking the mystery out of scaling a company; Tim Harford on why there are no new ideas, only remixes; the folks at First Round suggest the best advice for entrepreneurs in 2013; a…

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Five Best Blogs: December 2013

This month, read some very cogent reasons why an entrepreneur turned down $5 million in venture funding, or go the other direction and get Paul Graham's advice on how to raise money, and if you have already tried, take comfort in some reasons why you can't raise money; elsewhere there is Tim Harford on 10 email commandments to stay efficient; Freakanomics…

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Five Best Blogs: September 2013

In this month's five best blogs we saunter through Bill Gurley on transitioning to a mobile centric world, the WSJ's survey of how entrepreneurs come up with great ideas, some amusing stereotypes of venture capitalists, one fund's letter to start up CEO's, rap aficionado Ben Horowitz on what do to in a cooling funding climate and, as a bonus, the crash of…

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