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A Brief History of Venture Capital

A Brief History of Venture Capital

In this article, we are going to explore the history of venture capital and how it has evolved over the years. Now before you bemoan how history is a collection of dates, places, and people that no longer matter, you need to realize how paramount VC history actually is.

Posted by Shaun Gold | September 26, 2022
How Much Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?

How Much Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?

Founder compensation is a tricky topic. How much are you supposed to pay yourself? What will your investors think? And are you even allowed to compensate yourself when your team is subsisting on cold pizza and borrowing the Wi-Fi from the nearest office? This article breaks down the many dimensions of the "tech founder salary".

Posted by Shaun Gold | September 10, 2022
Founders, for the love of God, don’t do this

Founders, for the love of God, don’t do this

This article breaks down the mistakes founders make when reaching out to people they need. It is based on my personal experiences from my years working in every non-technical role in a variety of startups and a fund or two.

Posted by Shaun Gold | September 5, 2022
Understand Venture Capital with 12 necessary infographics

Understand Venture Capital with 12 necessary infographics

Whether you are a founder looking to raise or someone who wants a career in venture capital, here are 12 necessary infographics to understand the basics of VC in no time.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser Shaun Gold | July 11, 2022
The Stages of Startup Funding: From Pre-Seed to IPO

The Stages of Startup Funding: From Pre-Seed to IPO

As a founder who is going to be raising capital, it is essential to know what stage your company is in. This post covers all funding stages from boostrapping and pre-seed to seed, Series A series B, and late-stage.

Posted by Shaun Gold | July 4, 2022
Venture Capital Jobs – From analyst to partner

Venture Capital Jobs – From analyst to partner

Who does what in a VC firm? How do you get into the industry in the first place? How do you climb all the way from analyst to partner? This post covers the basics of venture capital jobs for curious founders and aspiring investors.

Posted by Shaun Gold | June 27, 2022
How does Venture Capital work?

How does Venture Capital work?

This is VC 101. What is venture capital? How to raise venture funding? What are the stages of venture capital? Who does what at a VC firm? This article covers all key aspects of venture capital for beginners.

Posted by Shaun Gold | June 7, 2022
Should your startup be in stealth mode?

Should your startup be in stealth mode?

A stealth startup is a company that operates in "stealth mode" i.e actively hiding its activities. Coda, Instabase, Clinkle, Theranos were all stealth once - with various degrees of success. Is stealth a smart move or a smokescreen? In this article, we break down the pros and cons of stealth mode for tech founders.

Posted by Shaun Gold | May 30, 2022