Startups I’d Like to Fund (2017)

Everyone says they want to invest in startups targeting a large, growing market, led by an amazing founding team. That description is not exactly helpful to you, the startup founder. So let me be more specific, regarding what I am currently interested in. E-mail. It’s a boring old technology (BOT), but it’s still the #1 […]

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A Quarter Million People Have Now Used the Co-Founder Equity Calculator

Interested in startups? Check out the Startup Conference coming up in May 2017 in Silicon Valley. I wrote the Co-Founder Equity calculator in the summer of 2011. I was getting tired of asking the same questions over and over every time a team of co-founders would ask me for advice about how to split the equity […]

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Famous Co-Founder Issues

Feuds among co-founders are the leading cause of early startup death (lack of traction is a close second). Sometimes the startup survives, the skeletons of disgraced co-founders are buried, and all the public hears is another great success story. Until the real story surfaces years later, in all its glorious details, through the excruciating record of a lawsuit. Do you know the […]

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Randy Komisar: Success Comes Down to Amazing People (Interview)

This is a transcript of the interview of Randy Komisar, partner at Kleiner Perkins, by Nima Adelkhani, on May 14, 2015 at The Startup Conference. You can also watch the video. Nima Adelkhani: Thanks for making time. Appreciate you coming. Do you want to spend a minute just to talk about who is Randy and […]

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Startup Trends 2016

We reviewed 160 startups that applied for the 2016 Pitch Competition. We can’t reveal any details of course as those startups are sharing confidential information with us, but we can share a few trends… Last year, drones and VR were hot. This year, they are still going strong, but the market seems to be maturing. […]

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