Evaluating competition as a VC

Evaluating competition as a VC

Venture capital is in the business of disruption. Naturally, the job of an investor necessarily includes evaluating how new startups will compete with existing incumbents. Learn how VCs think about competition in an uncertain environment.

Posted by Noble Hwang | August 8, 2022
Pitch Deck Roast #1 with Max Fleitmann

Pitch Deck Roast #1 with Max Fleitmann

On August 2, 2022, our special investor guest Max Fleitmann roasted 5 pitch decks of consenting startups in the presence of Roastmaster General Shaun Gold and Executioner-in-Residence Stephane Nasser. Watch the recording and read the transcript here.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | August 4, 2022
Marketing 101 for Early-Stage Founders

Marketing 101 for Early-Stage Founders

This point covers key marketing points that any tech founder should be aware of: value proposition, SEO, ads, CRM, and more.

Posted by Lee Webster | August 1, 2022
Join the OpenVC Pitch Deck Roast

Join the OpenVC Pitch Deck Roast

What is a pitch deck roast? When is the next roast? How can you attend and even get your pitch deck roasted? This post sums up everything your need to know about the infamous OpenVC Pitch Deck Roasts.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | August 1, 2022
3 Steps to Finding the Epic Name Your Startup Deserves

3 Steps to Finding the Epic Name Your Startup Deserves

Your startup name is the first and most important fragment of that identity. Here are he 3 major steps to finding the epic name your startup deserves.

Posted by Grant Polachek | July 25, 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 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
Two frameworks for operational VC firms

Two frameworks for operational VC firms

The Venture Support Model is a compact way to describe how a VC fund intends to support its portfolio companies and create revenue.

Posted by Antonis Argyros | June 12, 2022