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When we started spending more time thinking about Series A's, we didn’t know very much about how they happened. More than 2 years, 190 Series A's, and over $2B of capital raised later, we now know quite a bit. This guide is a distillation of everything we know about successfully raising an A. It includes […]

Which startup sectors are most affected by coronavirus? Roger Lee is maintaining Layoffs.fyi, which is a table of all the startups who have unfortunately cut staff. On the brighter side, it is a resource for startups looking to hire as they grow. Over the weekend, I analyzed Roger’s data to answer this question. First, let’s look […]

It’s hard to believe that in 1998 when the movie “You’ve Got Mail” came out, people actually looked forward to opening their inbox. Back then, “Inbox Zero” was an insult (“You have no friends at all, Inbox Zero-boy”). Now it’s considered a mythical utopia, a place where only a select few can ever hope to […]

Discover the future of payment technology, from mobile payments to tokenization. In this course, you will learn new ways of making payments from consumer-to-business (C2B), from consumer-to-consumer (C2C), and from business-to-business (B2B). You will explore current payment system technologies to examine their strengths and weaknesses, and understand the ways technological innovation is changing these traditional […]

The VC & Founder Sentiment Survey is an ongoing initiative to track how early-stage Investors and Founders are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal is to provide a reference point to the community in the midst of one of the most unpredictable climates we’ve seen. 286 Seed & Series A Founders & 114 VCs […]

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Storyline Online is a children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers […]
Isn’t crypto over? Wasn’t there a crash? Isn’t blockchain old news? In December 2017, the market capitalization of cryptocurrencies surged to around $800 billion. In the next year, as we all know, crypto declined precipitously. About 12 months later in November 2018, that figure had sunk as low as $182 billion. But it’s notable that, even […]
Every year I teach classrooms full of students who leave class understanding the basics of how to search for product/market fit—and thinking their next goal is to “get funded.” That’s a mistake. There are two reasons to raise money: You have a killer idea that is only partially validated, that you think can get to […]
The Five Essentials of Eudaimonics If I were to ask you, “what are the economics of this country?”, you’d probably point to GDP, income, and productivity. If I were to ask you, “what are the economics of this company?”, you’d point me to unit revenues and costs per employee and so on. But if I […]
As Founders ourselves, we started 10 venture-backed companies that exited for over $10 Billion. During that time as Founders and now as VCs, we’ve seen 16 counterintuitive lessons in pitching VCs that increase your odds of success. Today we’re sharing them for the benefit of the entire founder community. Create your Company Brief - www.thecompanybrief.com […]
In normal times, when the air does not hang heavy with a near-apocalyptic level of dread, waking up with a little tickle in the back of your throat is often resolved with a cup of tea and a cough drop. But these are not normal times — and even the most unflappable are susceptible to […]
Bain Macro Trends Group analysis of the global Covid-19 outbreak suggest that businesses should activate first-level contingency procedures that include mitigating immediate threats to staff, such as restricting nonessential travel to avoid stranding travelers due to quarantines; reviewing and even deferring nonstrategic investments; and planning for a business environment that’s equivalent to a quarter-of–a-year recession. The Situational […]
What are smart contracts and what do they have to do with blockchains and cryptocurrencies? Well, let's find in plain English! 💰 Want to buy Bitcoin or Ethereum? Buy for $100 and get $10 free (through my affiliate link): https://www.coinbase.com/join/59284524822a3d0b19e11134 🐦 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/savjee ✏️ Check out my blog: https://www.savjee.be 👍🏻 Like my […]
In this lecture we discuss the mechanisms for assembly of new virus particles, including sequential or concerted assembly line processes, packaging of nucleic acids, acquisition of an envelope, and release from the infected cell.
The Milken Institute is currently tracking the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 (coronavirus). This document contains an aggregation of publicly-available information from validated sources. It is not an endorsement of one approach or treatment over another, but simply a list of all treatments and vaccines currently in development. Given the immediacy of the current […]
As Founders ourselves, we started 10 venture-backed companies that exited for over $10 Billion. During that time as Founders and now as VCs, we’ve seen 16 counterintuitive lessons in pitching VCs that increase your odds of success. Today we’re sharing them for the benefit of the entire founder community. Create your Company Brief - www.thecompanybrief.com […]
Government resources for Canadian businesses One-stop shop for businesses wondering where to find help Enhanced Work-Sharing program Support for businesses to avoid layoffs Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers Help to keep your workers Canada Emergency Business Account Guaranteed loans for qualifying businesses Supporting Canada's workers Employment insurance made easier and new benefits available for workers BDC […]
A lesson about Marcus Aurelius and the history and meaning of Stoicism by Professor Michael Sugrue You can find this speaker on "The Great Courses." The course is titled "Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues." It is also available on Audible *Ads are disabled on all of my videos for uninterrupted listening.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize that many schools are moving to a virtual learning option. Your health and safety, along with the safety of your educators and families, are the most important things during these difficult times. Learning can continue outside of the classroom walls, and we want to make sure students […]
Is Bitcoin anonymous if exchanges and some wallets require identities? Should we assume that our identity information will be leaked if we use KYC-ed wallets? Besides buying, what is a reliable way to acquire bitcoin? How can I set up a wallet without providing identity? Do you still recommend using CoinJoins? Could they become illegal? […]
The commercial real estate (CRE) industry appears to take pride in keeping several aspects of its operations secret, such as comparable lease rental rates, property prices, and valuations, to create a possible competitive advantage. However, secrets are hard to keep—and may not even be desired—in today’s hyperconnected and digitized world. In response to greater demand […]
David Graeber is an American anthropologist, author, and activist who teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London. His book, Debt: The First Five Thousand Years, is the topic of our discussion. In it, Graeber shows how debt, and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates across the world and have given rise to […]
This video animation on COVID-19 and the coronavirus is a collaboration between Nucleus Medical Media and our friends at the What If Channel. To watch super interesting hypothetical scenarios on the human body, humanity, the planet and the cosmos, please visit the What If Channel at https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow.
AngelList's Naval Ravikant brings Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin onstage to explain what it is and why it's useful. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/18/vitalik-buterin-explains-ethereum-in-his-own-words-at-disrupt-sf/
Banks are a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. We all kind of know that they do stuff with money we don’t understand, while the last crisis left a feeling of deep mistrust and confusion. We try to shed a bit of light onto the banking system. Why were banks invented, why did they cause […]

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