Equidam Weekly 16th June
The Equidam Weekly is a curated collection of readings delivered weekly to bring you the most informative articles on growth companies, early stage funding and generally on how to build businesses in the motherland.
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Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures reports that the market is paying premium valuations again for SaaS companies in “SaaS Fundraising In 2017″
Ben Horowitz of a16z and Matt Murphy of Menlo Ventures talk about what’s the bar for a company trying to raise an A round in “The current climate for fundraising Q&A”
7x founder Mitchell Harper breaks down the myth that you need to be in San Francisco to build a great software company in “Silicon Valley Isn’t For Us”
Clement Vouillon of PointNine Capital outlines how people adding more and more SaaS in their stack could lead to vertical SaaS hubs in “The Evolution of the SaaS Stack and What Could Come Next”
Dustin Rosen of Wonder Ventures advises what to answer to “Let’s stay in touch. I’d love to invest when you grow to $100K MRR.” in “What to Do When “Seed” Investors Ask to See More Traction”
Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia and Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners discuss how doing things that don’t scale led Airbnb to grow in “Designing for Trust”
Jess Lee of Sequoia Capital shares how they identify founders they want to fund in “How to Raise Money, and How to Succeed Long-Term”
Nic Brisbourne of Forward Partners highlights the importance of creativity, focus and discipline when shifting from “Entrepreneur to scale-up CEO”
Martin Casado of a16z shares lessons learnt from his failures on how to get the market to understand, and value the “magic” of innovative products in “Going to Market When No Market Exists”
Serial entrepreneur and investor in over fifty startups Rick Marini explains why he is not necessarily thinking about the probability of the company becoming a unicorn or going public when he invests in his interview with Julie Ruvolo from AngelList