Collective Posts: There’s a Ton of Great Content Out There Right Now

I don’t know if it’s the summer, or if there is something in the water, but lately there has been a ton of great content posted.  Whether it’s thought leader material, or whether it’s hard to find data on VC rounds or seed financings, people are really cranking out a huge amount of material.  Here’s a punch-list of articles I’ve come across recently that I found very worthy for one reason or another.

For the record, I post, tweet and share articles I find interesting, thought-provoking and edgy even if in the end I may not agree with the premise or conclusion.  I do this based on my view that reading and considering opposing viewpoints on topics is key to critical thinking and the advancement of the industry.  So, take these for what they are worth.  I am hoping they get you thinking or provide some data that you find useful.

The Guide to Business Development and Partnerships: Demystifying the World of “Biz Dev” (James Cohane)

How to Approach Your First Board Meeting After Raising Seed Capital (Lee Hower)

Key Revenue Metrics for SaaS Companies (Christoph Janz)

Micro VCs and Unicorn Hunting (Greg Beaufait)

One Simple Paragraph Every Entrepreneur Should Add to Their Convertible Notes (Mark Suster)

An Insider’s Guide to Convertible Debt vs Equity (Jason Lemkin)

The Seeds Have Changed: An Epilogue (Manu Kumar)

Splitting Founder Equity:  Avoid “Grunt Funds” (Jose Ancer)

The New Venture Landscape (Manu Kumar)

Dissecting A Great Post on the Seed Stage (Semil Shah)

What is it Like to Negotiate a VC Round? (Mark Suster)

Lessons from a Study of Perfect Pitch Decks:  VCs Spend an Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds on Them (Kim-Mai Cutler)

Hardware Startups:  The VC Perspective (Matt Turck)

Valuations:  What is Happening, and Does it Matter?  (Talia Goldberg & Jeremy Levine)

The Metrics Every Entrepreneur Should Know by Heart (Elizabeth Kraus)

Reflections on Scientific Advisory Board Construction (Kevin Pojasek)

What Should Be in My Fundraising Slides? The Art of the Startup Pitch (Michael Wolfe)

The Pursuit of Unicorns is Ripping the Soul Out of Entrepreneurship (Michael Eisenberg)

Don’t Try to Fake the Language (Brad Feld)

How to Read a Term Sheet:  Your Term Sheet Glossary (Hyde Park Angels)

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