Mike Droesch

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Martin Luther King’s Speech – I Have A Dream

As an almost daily writer, I occasionally feel that something I’ve written or said has long term impact and meaning. Today is not one of those …

Some Thoughts On Seed Investing

We (USV) raised a new venture fund at the start of last year and started investing it in the spring of 2014. It is called USV 2014. We have made six …

We Will Never Need Another Financing

I hear some version of this one all the time.• “We will never need another financing.”<br>• “This financing will get us to cash flow breakeven.”<br>• “This is our …

More On Seed Rounds

There was a good discussion in the comment threads to yesterday’s post. This comment from Rick made me think a follow-up post would be helpful.<p><i>Seed,</i> …

Andreessen Horowitz Reveals 16 Hot Tech Trends It's Watching

When Marc Andreessen or his partner Ben Horowitz speak, investors listen. The founders of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz have invested successfully in just about every significant startup you can think of.<p>Today, the company, sometimes known as a16z after its URL, put out a list of “16 …

Venture Capital

Banks Beware: TransferWise Raises $58 Million To Go Global

TransferWise, a money transfer startup that uses peer-to-peer technology to charge significantly less than banks to send money abroad, has raised $58 million in new funding from venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz, and at a valuation of $1 billion according to the <i>Financial Times</i>. Andreesen’s …

5 Unusually Successful Startup Stunts You Can Learn From | Inc.com

Publicity stunts are not unusual in the business world. In fact, some of our most well-known traditions began as publicity stunts, like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl. Although publicity stunts are not always successful, these five startup companies used unique publicity …