Becoming Your Future Self

In my five years as a VC, I've worked closely with the founders of 50+ companies. Many of these companies have grown headcount substantially since I first met them. One of the biggest challenges that founders and early employees face is scaling up personally to meet the ever-growing needs of a business. People sometimes gets stuck and become bottlenecks because they are reluctant to delegate the things they are great at, or they don't want their role to include new tasks that arise as a company grows. As executive coach Marshall Goldsmith says, "what got you here won't get you there."

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Notes from Priceonomics' 2017 Content Marketing Conference

I've been a fan of Priceonomics for a long time. They publish thoughtful, data-heavy content and they've written some fun books. This post is a collection of my notes from the 2017 Priceonomics Content Marketing Conference, which was held a few weeks ago. The content was very high quality -- not surprising given the theme of the conference -- and included a lot of useful advice on creating content, scaling content teams, and building an audience.

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When is a Dollar not a Dollar?

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Behind the Scenes at a VC Fund, Part 3: Fund Structure, Fundraising, Investor Relations, and FAQs

VCs have 3 principal jobs: picking startups to invest in, helping startups after investing, and raising capital for investing. Each of these jobs will be covered in its own post. This post, the third and final one in the series, focuses on how VC funds are structured and raised. It also covers some venture capital FAQs, which were sourced from the following Twitter thread:

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Behind the Scenes at a VC Fund, Part 2: Helping Founders and Time Allocation

VCs have 3 principal jobs: picking startups to invest in, helping startups after investing, and raising capital for investing. Each of these jobs will be covered in its own post. This post, the second in the series, focuses on how VCs spend their time (charts and graphs included!), and how they help the companies they invest in.

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