Early Stage Investing Articles of 2018


Here are a few of our favorite, most interesting and informative pieces we read in 2018 about investing (in no particular order.)

We salute the authors and hope this collection provides insights to make 2019 a terrific year.

  1. Your VC Needs A Billion Dollar Exit. You Do Not. by Micah Rosenbloom
  2. The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs by Steve Blank
  3. The Valuation Obsession by Fred Wilson
  4. WTF is PMF? (part 1 of 2) by Christoph Janz
  5. Why Investing in Women-Led Startups is the Smart Move by David Nethero
  6. 11 Reasons We Didn’t Invest in Your Company by Phil Nadel
  7. About that Valuation vs. Bad VC Tradeoff… by Fred Destin
  8. How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks by Mark Suster
  9. What Every Startup Founder Should Know About Exits by Benjamin Joffe & Cyril Ebersweiler
  10. 6 Unexpected Burdens That Come with Outside Investors by Martin Zwilling
  11. Taking Money “Off the Table” by Fred Wilson
  12. The Hottest Trends Among Today’s Top Startups (Infographic) by Rose Leadem
  13. Growth at All Costs is Perilous — This is How to Scale Sales Sustainably by Karen Rhorer
  14. The Power of Culture: How to Hire and Attract Amazing People by Aytekin Tank
  15. We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work by First Round
  16. The Simple Question that Can Make or Break a Startup by Kyle Young
  17. How to Break Bad News to Investors by Micah Rosenbloom
  18. 5 Common Reasons Why VCs Decide Not to Invest by Beck Bamberger
  19. When Venture Capital Becomes Vanity Capital by Eric Paley
  20. Splitting the Deal by Fred Wilson
  21. The New Series A Fundraising Playbook for Seed-Funded Startups by David Beisel