venture capitalist at redpoint


The Blockbuster Software M&A Market of 2018

When You Hire an Executive, You're Hiring a Network

The 5 Forces Driving Startup Valuations Today

The Importance of Time Value of Money for Startups

An Often Forgotten Characteristic About Your Startup's Ideal Customer Profile

Is Geographic Dispersion of Seed Dollars Really Happening?

Why Does Your Sales Team Lose Deals?

The Clearest Articulation of a Marketing Roadmap

Startup Best Practices 27 - How to Use Options to Retain Key Employees in Your Startup

Jettisoning the Assumptions of Last Year

Why Cash Conversion Cycle Matters for Your Startup

One of the Hardest Things to Do in Sales

Against All Odds in Startupland

Modesty, First Principles and Opportunities for Startups

Which to Prioritize - Churn or Growth?

How Much Money Should I Raise for My Startup?

The Software Startup Sectors Raising the Most Capital in 2017

One of the Greatest Entrepreneurial Stories Ever Told

How Does Your Startup's Management Spend its Time?

Are SMB SaaS Companies Valued Differently than Mid-Market SaaS Businesses?

What's the Maximum Rate of Growth for Your SaaS Startup with Paid Customer Acquisition?

How Should I Think About My SaaS Startup's Burn Rate

Designing a Sales Quota Structure at the Earliest Stages of a SaaS Startup

How Much is Your SaaS Startup Worth?

Success Has 1000 Fathers and Failure is an Orphan

Why Understanding Startup History is a Competitive Advantage

How Fast Does a SaaS Startup Have to Grow to Survive?

The Decline of New SaaS Company Formation

Party Rounds in Seeds - Just Getting Started or Has the Clock Struck Midnight?

Resilience and Telos in Entrepreneurs

What Pricing Implies About Product Market Fit for Startups

The Question to Ask Before Starting a Company in 2016

Is Now a Good Time to Start a Company?

A Framework to Maximize Your Startup's Hiring Success

How Much Cash Should Your SaaS Startup Burn?

Five Words of Wisdom from SaaS Office Hours with Bill Macaitis

8 Customer Discovery Questions to Validate Product Market Fit for Your Startup

Take Your Startup to the Limit

The Fastest Growing Areas of Startup Investment in 2015

Five Charts on the Second Seed Market

The Risk Sales Discounts Impose to Startup Burn Rates

The Runaway Train of Late Stage Fundraising

The 5 Key People in a SaaS Sales Process

The Best Book on Building a SaaS Sales Team

Sales Funnel Optimization for SaaS Startups

The Sudden Growth in Series A Round Sizes

Trends in the Startup Acquihire Market

Modeling Your SaaS Startup's Revenue Growth Effectively

Challenging Your Customers During Your SaaS Startup's Sales Process

The Rising Costs of Scaling a Startup

A Single Report to Measure the Health of Your Startup's Sales Team

The Employee Productivity Patterns of Billion Dollar SaaS Companies

3 Questions about Founders as CEOs in SaaS Companies

Why the Time to $1B in Valuation for Startups is Decreasing

Why 2015 Will be a Great Year for Startups

A Unique Chronicle Of A Billion Dollar Company

The Most Effective Questions to Use When Interviewing Candidates

Why It's a Great Time to Raise a Seed Round

The 7 Factors to Consider When Pricing Your Startup's Product

Four Important Data Points on Measuring Your Startup's Customer Happiness

The Impact of Investor Geography on Your Seed, Series A and B Check Size

The 9 Marketing Disciplines of Great SaaS Companies

The Four Key Trends of the Startup Acquisition Market

The Unexpected and Uneven Evolution of the Startup Fundraising Market

Second Seed Rounds: How They Impact a Startup's Ability to Raise a Series A

How Much Cash Should Your Startup Burn?

Startup Best Practices 9 - Structuring One on Ones to Maximize Your Team's Success

The Three Frameworks You Need to Create Powerful Presentations and Tell Compelling Stories

A Collection of Uncommon Points of View on Startups

The Optimal Price to Maximize Sales Efficiency for a SaaS Startup

Not A Conventional Company

The Four Kinds of Social Capital that Matter When Building Products

Benchmarking Consumer and SaaS Companies' Path to IPO

The Most Important Investment a Startup Can Make

4 Major Competitive Trends in Mobile App Stores

The B Corporation: A Novel Structure for Mission Driven Startups

The Secret Ingredient to the Best Startup Fundraising Pitches

How to Retain Your Startup's Best Employees

The Best Advice I've Ever Received

The 3 Minute Technique for Brainstorming Your Startup's Product Roadmap

The Optimal Seed Round Construction to Maximize Series A Success

The Impact of VCs in Seed Rounds in Seven Charts

The Riskiest Investment a Startup Can Make

The Hidden Costs of the Switching Products in the Consumer Web

The Common Characteristics of Successful Freemium Companies

How the Fund Raising Market Will Evolve in 2014

The Workplace of the Future

Ruthlessness and Grit in Startups

Startup Best Practices 7 - How to Use Andy Grove's Stagger Chart to Build Predictability into a Startup

The Worst Time of Year to Raise A Seed Round

9 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

The Current State of the Consumer Internet Market

A Framework for Maximizing Startup Marketing Effectiveness

Surprising Trends in Startup Founder Equity Stakes

The Surprising Compensation Trends of Startup Executives

Quantifying the Cost of a Bad Hire

How to Determine Which Price is Best for Your SaaS Startup's Product

The Power of a Coach

Do Startups Require Less Capital to Succeed than 10 Years Ago?

The Financing Trends of Billion Dollar SaaS Companies

Startup Best Practices 6 - Avoiding the Bike Rack Effect

The Hardest Round to Raise for Startups

Are VC Mega-Rounds the New Normal?

How Fast Must a SaaS Startup Grow to Raise a Series A?

Do More Competitors in a Sector Decrease Fundraising Success?

The Four Key Steps in Startup Fund Raising Processes

The Things You Do Often Create the Things You Believe

Which Acquirer Pays the Most for Startups?

What to Look for When Hiring a Head of Marketing for Your Startup

The Impact of a Startup's Location on Its Ability to Raise Capital

Why Startups Face Increasing Competition in Raising Series As and Bs

How Your Startup's Sector Affects Your Ability to Raise a Series A

Using Data to Pick the Optimal Name for Your Startup

The Minimum Size Seed Round to Maximize Series A Follow On Investment

Do Larger Seed Rounds Lead to Bigger Series As?

Military Strategy Applied to Startups

The Best Times of Year to Raise Capital for Your Startup

How One Startup's Engineering Team Cut their Engineering Release Times in Half

Three Important Trends in the Startup Exit Market

The Average Value of a Tech Company is Decreasing

The Two Key Skill Sets Startups Must Develop To Grow

Why Quotas Aren't the Most Important Number for Startup Sales Teams

How Healthy is the Public Technology Market?

Should Your Startup Adopt a New Management Style?

Startup Best Practices 5 - Effectiveness, not Productivity

Startup Best Practices 4 - Managing Monkeys

Revenue per Employee Benchmarks of Billion Dollar Companies

The 10 Most Important Metrics in a Startup's Financial Statements

Using Price & Demand Curves to Inform Startup Product Roadmaps

How Much Does It Cost to Take Your Startup Public?

The Typical Billion Dollar Startup Acquisition

How to Grow Huge: Proprietary Distribution Channels

Startup Management Best Practices #3 : How to Structure a Sales and Marketing Team

Startup Best Practices 2 - Startup Team Sizes

How Much Cash Does Your Startup Need To Go Public?

Startup Best Practices 1 - Situational Management

The Missing Startup Design Pattern

Why the Petal Diagram Isn't the Best Competition Diagram for Startup's Pitch

The Ratio of Engineers to Sales People in Billion Dollar SaaS Startups

The Single Biggest Determinant of Startup Valuations at IPO

Quick and Dirty Product/Market Fit Validation: Can You Hit Your Quota?

The Unexpected Compensation Trends of Post-Series A Startup Founder/CEOs

Dream Teams: The Characteristics of Billion-Dollar Startup Founders

A Startup's Rosetta Stone: How to Succinctly Communicate the Details of a Business

What a Dog and a Monkey Taught Me About Management at Google

Using Gaming Product Hacks to Maximize Freemium SaaS Growth

How Much Should Your Startup Spend on Managing Churn?

The Simplest Brand Health Question For Your Startup

Which of the Five Types of Data Science Does Your Startup Need?

The Single Best Content Marketing Channel for Your Startup

Which Half of Your Startup’s Emails Are Wasted?

Crossing the People Management Chasm: A Necessity of Startup Growth

The One Best Metric for Your Startup to Maximize

The Series A Is Overloaded

Choosing a Content Marketing Strategy for Your Startup

Your Startup’s Three Horizons

Cohort Analysis for Startups: Six Summary Reports to Understand Your Customer Base (With Code)

Product Market Engagement: The Missing Step in Lean Startup Methodology

Your Startup’s Office Is Missing a Room

The Three Phases of Startup Sales

It’s Time to Start Worrying About the Next Round for Your Startup

The Most Effective Price Discovery Question for Your Startup

The Most Under-Appreciated Startup Team Member

Reverse Engineering Your Startup’s Success

Founders, Equip Your Champions

Startup Judo - The Secret You Should Know Before Starting a Company

A Startup’s Three Visions

Your Startup’s 10 Most Important Metrics

Discovering, Honing and Exploiting Your Startup’s Strengths

What my high school chemistry class taught me about startups

The one ideal characteristic of your startup’s first customers

A Startup’s Two Financial Plans: the Board Plan and the Stretch Plan

Honest cultures in startups

A great entrepreneur can come from anywhere

No startup is an island: the three ecosystems startups should develop

Culture is the biggest growth driver for social services

The value of a patent to a startup

Learning from Amazon’s Startup Judo

Must startup founders be charismatic?

Choosing market segments on customer profitability

Building auction pressure in financings

On negotiation

The most important question a startup can ask