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Aug 12, 2015

by willhsu

Brother From Another Mother: VCs and Rappers

(Guest post by Mahbod Moghadam) Rappers want to be venture capitalists, venture capitalists want to be rappers: it is a tale as old as time.…

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Aug 12, 2015

by willhsu

Venture Capital Is Dead. Long…

(Guest post by my partner, Erik Rannala) There have been rumblings recently that the traditional VC model could…

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Jul 04, 2015

by willhsu

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From…

As a startup founder, a huge amount is staked on your ability to fundraise. Investment means you have…

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May 17, 2015

by willhsu

Is Uber Really Worth $40…

This is the second part of my last post. . .         Uber’s stratospheric valuation…

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Mar 19, 2015

by willhsu

Reconstructing Uber's Uber Financials

Like many of people in the tech community, I’ve been following Uber with a mix of awe, horror,…

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Feb 11, 2015

by willhsu

Getting Past the Catch-22 of…

There are some venture capitalists who consider themselves “entrepreneurial VCs” because they identify with and approach investing from…

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Jan 05, 2015

by willhsu

The secret of great product…

Microsoft created the “modern” role of product manager 25 years ago, and the job holds an aura of…

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Aug 27, 2014

by willhsu

Tale of Two Valleys: LA…

Almost 30 years ago, my father decided to uproot the entire family from Taiwan to the United States…

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Jul 29, 2014

by willhsu

When Partnering With Giants, the…

When building a company, acquiring a user or closing a customer one at a time can seem like…

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Jun 23, 2014

by willhsu

The Term Sheet Mating Dance

There is no word more sacred and yet over-used than “term sheet” in the entrepreneurial circle. The pursuit…

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Apr 02, 2014

by willhsu

The Seed Valley of Death:…

Even before Sequoia Capital made $3.5 billion on a $60 million investment in WhatsApp, the seed- and early-stage…

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