Founder Reading – Monday, June 17th, 2019

FUNDRAISING: Scott Kupor, author of the book Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It, shares thoughts about the way venture capital firms work, why venture investors only fund companies with large market sizes, how to choose a venture investor and more in: Secrets of Sand Hill Road for Entrepreneurs, Video Edition

FUNDRAISING: Anu Duggal, founding partner of F3, recounts a panel conversation with female founders who have gone through the process of raising hundreds of millions of venture capital, and shares their experiences fundraising, and working with venture capitalists in: Fundraising at Scale with Zola, Lola, Andela, and Dia&Co

STRATEGY: Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble, looks at pros and cons for tech company to consider before moving to Silicon Valley like network, competition, costs and more in: Should You Move Your Company to Silicon Valley? – Eric Migicovsky, Pebble Founder

FOUNDER INTERVIEW: Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube, reflects on the early days of YouTube, how it nearly became a dating app, and how complexities led them to a deal with Google in: How YouTube Nearly Became Another Dating Site (and Other Reflections From Steve Chen)

FOUNDER INTERVIEW: Brad Bao, co-founder and CEO at Lime, shares thoughts on how he gets into the world of technology with Tencent, how he assess the competitive landscape for micro mobility, the factors to consider when entering a new location and more in: 20VC: LIME CEO BRAD BAO ON HOW LIME ASSESS THE MICRO-MOBILITY LANDSCAPE AND COMPETITION TODAY, WHAT IT TAKES TO LAUNCH AND WIN A NEW CITY & WHY LIME HAVE SPENT $0 ON MARKETING TO DATE

WELLBEING: Matt Barnett, founder of Bonjoro, makes an argument that even though founders of companies who were averaging 4 to 7 hours of sleep did seem to have higher growth rates than their more restful counterparts, founder’s well being should not be sacrificed as it is significant for long-term success in: HOW DOES FOUNDER SLEEP IMPACT COMPANY GROWTH?

HIRING: Alex Iskold, founder and managing partner at 2048 Ventures, shares insights on how to build a hiring plan for early-stage startups based on two major considerations: milestones and functional areas in: How to create a hiring plan for your startup

EXITS: Semil Shah, venture partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, shares insights and analysis about Looker and Tableau acquisitions in: Quickly Unpacking The Looker And Tableau Acquisitions