GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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March 4, 2013

The web has become increasingly visual. Of course the same broadband penetration trends which catapulted the rise of online video over the previous decade also empowered delivery of image-heavy web pages. But more importantly and more recently, the proliferation of high-resolution screens epitomized by Apple’s Retina display means that today’s web browsing experience can be […]

February 11, 2013

VCs like to give out homework. They won’t call it that, though. But rather they use words like “diligence” and “information requests.” Just like in school, the homework can actually be productive, as in this case it can lead to a new customer or advisor. But just like bad teachers did in grade school, VCs […]

January 22, 2013

About a year ago, I wrote a post about how office space is the face of a startup – it communicates both an outward message and provides insight into what’s going on underneath, as the physical environment in which startup employees work inevitably match the company’s story and culture. Recently I’ve been thinking that it’s not […]

January 3, 2013

Happy New Year and welcome to 2013. According to all of the blogosphere chatter over the past month, seed-funded internet startups are entering this year gearing up for the now-near-infamous Series A Crunch. The CB Insights report specifically which came out just before the holidays put a bright light on the supply-demand imbalance of the […]

December 17, 2012

Most first and second pitch meetings with VCs are fairly lopsided, where entrepreneurs spend the bulk of the time sharing their businesses, rather than being a true exchange of both parties in developing a relationship. However, there is typically (and should be plenty of) time for founders to ask VCs questions about their approach and […]

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  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @rseanlindsay but just to be clear, we've invested at pre comparable / higher w/ 1st time founders that have exceptional traction
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @rseanlindsay in investments w/ proven founder, yes it's typically dominant factor driving pre at seed stage - later stages still traction
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @rseanlindsay all things being equal, proven entrep can raise w/ less traction or raise more $$$ or at higher pre (or all 3) than unproven
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @rseanlindsay we do not… we look both at is entrep proven but also is it concept stage or already post-prod, plus other factors
  • David Beisel
     - 1 day ago
    Lesson #4 (among others) for Startup CEOs from @robmay: "Gets lots of advice, but ignore most of it." http://t.co/hrCLfWCI4G

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