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In today’s frothy startup world — one in which valuation conversations seem to be increasingly reaching into the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars — many experienced VCs and founders have begun to question the factors driving entrepreneurs’ motivations when they raise outside capital. Should they be trying to achieve the highest valuation? Retain […]

The transition from the startup to the expansion stage often signals significant changes across the entirety of an organization, and the board room is no exception. By this point many software companies have accepted a round (or two) of venture capital or outside financing, and that invariably leads to the Board of Directors becoming a […]

It seems like everyone is talking about burn rates this week. Several high-profile VCs have sounded the alarm (starting with Bill Gurley in the WSJ and then with Marc Andreessen going on one of his now patented “tweet storms”). While all of those guys have addressed some very real concerns (namely, that when the market […]