Pot Startup Trends, High Resolution Fundraising, and 11 must-read posts by Morgan House, Andy Sparks, Beth Scheer, Adelyn Zhou, and more.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Pot Startups Tap Public Markets For Hundreds Of Millions (read more)
Venture capital funding marijuana startups gets the hype, but the big money is in the public markets. Here’s why.
From the Investors
Morgan Housel of Collaborative Fund reports on why fewer companies are going public, why it’s a problem, and what can be done about it in “The Bad Side of a Good Idea”
Nick Franco, Michael Moe, and Suzee Han from GSV Capital argue that while innovation in e-commerce has been focused on scale and speed, the future will be about creating a superior personal experience in “Enjoy to the World!”
Beth Scheer of Homebrew discusses how startups can prioritize diversity on day one, how to identify team members who can scale at young companies and the traits that distinguish a company-changing Head of Operations in “The Hiring Tips You Need as an Early Stage Founder” (podcast)
Justin Lipman of Equity Venture Partners offers the first chapter of a ten part series detailing his rough movements in a typical fortnight as a VC in “A Fortnight in Venture Capital: Day 1”
Stewart Alsop of Alsop Louie Partners publishes his reaction to Chris Sacca’s contentious investment proposal on Shark Tank to one of his portfolio companies in “Chris Sacca, Vulture Capitalist”
How To Raise $1.9M In 4 Weeks With High Resolution Fundraising (read more)
Adelyn Zhou of Topbots covers how she got into startups, what it was like growing Diapers.com and being acquired by Amazon, and how to approach growth based on the stage of a startup in “Hack To Start: Ep. 126” (podcast)