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Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

Traction is a biweekly podcast where founders share the creative or unusual things they did during the seed stage to make early progress. Everyone knows startups should do scrappy things that “don’t scale” — this show explores what those things actually are. Founders from LinkedInDraftKingsGeneral Assembly, The MuseBehance, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher. (more…)

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  September 3rd, 2015
  

City Made: Why NYC Is A Great Place To Be An Entrepreneur

New York City is a tremendous place to be an entrepreneur. (more…)

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  September 1st, 2015
  

Angel Bootcamp, The Blog Post: A Primer on Angel Investing

A little under a year ago, we hosted an event called Angel Bootcamp that was a primer for folks thinking about getting into angel investing. It was really helpful for the community, and it is something we’ll probably do again, although not every year. (Here’s a great recap on the Boston Globe’s tech blog.) (more…)

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  August 26th, 2015
  

Scott Belsky on How a Paper Product Led to a Digital Business & Creative Movement [Traction Podcast #9]

The NextView podcast Traction shares the incredible stories of the creative and unusual things entrepreneurs did to make initial progress in an important. Listen on iTunesSoundCloud, or Stitcher. The founding stories of companies like LinkedIn, DraftKingsGeneral Assembly, The Muse,NatureBox, InsightSquared, and more have appeared on the show. New episodes every two weeks. (more…)

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  August 20th, 2015
  

The Market Size Fallacy for Seed-Stage Startups

I once showed a company to another VC for an investment we were syndicating. This investor loved the team and thought the solution they were building was compelling. Ultimately, this firm passed because they couldn’t get comfortable with the “market size” given that they were a big fund and only targeted $1B+ opportunities. (more…)

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  August 12th, 2015
  

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