Thursdays at Abnormal Returns are all about startup and venture capital links. You can check out last week’s links including a look at startup employee entitlement run amok.
Quote of the Day
“I’m sure there are a handful of companies where the capital provided by SoftBank has been useful oxygen...That doesn’t mean they couldn’t have received oxygen with less pain, less friction and less annoyance from other sources.”(Keith Rabois)
Chart of the Day
Corporate venture capital activity ticked higher in 2019.
- What Sequoia told their portfolio companies about dealing with coronavirus. (medium.com)
- Why things are going to ratchet down in startup land. (tomtunguz.com)
- Mark Suster's presentation "Funding in the time of Coronavirus." (bothsidesofthetable.com)
- Why startups need to focus on lengthening their runway in this environment. (variety.com)
- Startups also need to recognize that customers are going to slow their purchases as well. (blog.eladgil.com)
- How the cycle of acquisition by larger incumbents is hurting Silicon Valley. (fortune.com)
- Tech concentration has created a raft of issues. It is now on the companies in non-tech hubs to take advantage. (wsj.com)
- As a startup, how you react to the current volatility depends on your situation. (avc.com)
- Why all the DTC, Warby Parker clones are struggling: they took venture. (marker.medium.com)
- "Direct communication in good faith" is a pretty good way to proceed. (forge.medium.com)
- Why so many business plans are built on tackling a 'big market.' (evidenceinvestor.com)