Articles from the General Category

Make Operations Your Secret Weapon – Here’s How

First Round  |  January 19, 2017

Category: General

At Etsy, COO Linda Kozlowski spearheaded international expansion, unified and started growing its marketing plans, began redefining the company’s brand, launched a new communications strategy, and kicked off the integration of user feedback into product development — all in about …

From 0 to $1B – Slack’s Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

First Round  |  December 6, 2016

Category: General, Venture Capital

You’ve probably heard about Slack’s exponential growth. And you may have read how the internal-communication platform — now just two years old — is already used by more than 30,000 teams and valued at over $1 billion. But have you visited …

The Meeting That Showed Me the Truth about VC’s and How They Don’t Make Money

The Mission  |  August 5, 2016

Category: General, Venture Capital

I had a meeting with a well-known startup investor yesterday. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t actually make sense. Or maybe it does make sense? …

The 3 questions one CEO hopes to hear

Yahoo!  |  June 15, 2015

Category: General

At the end of most job interviews, the hiring manager will turn the tables and ask, “So, do you have any questions for me?”

The 8 traits shared by the most successful entrepreneurs

Yahoo!  |  June 10, 2015

Category: General

What separates the successful entrepreneur from the one who fails?

What We Know From A Decade Of SaaS

Tech Crunch  |  June 5, 2015

Category: General, Sector Specific

As the number of unicorns, those private companies valued at a billion dollars or more, has moved from a handful to a herd in Silicon Valley, many are left wondering just how arbitrary valuations have become. For founders in search …

TEXO Ventures leads fundraising event for UT Dell Medical School in Austin, TX

Twitter  |  May 28, 2015

Category: General, Healthcare, TEXO GP Publications

TEXO Ventures continues to lead the charge in developing a robust healthcare eco-system in Austin, TX.

The importance of founders

TechCrunch  |  May 11, 2015

Category: General

In a prior era, some considered it best practice to bring in “professional managers” to run the businesses started by creative and hard-working entrepreneurs once those business began to scale and appeared to need “adult supervision.” The term “upgrade management” …

What Executives Value in Their CEOs

Harvard Business Review  |  March 5, 2015

Category: General

We found that nearly one half of a company’s corporate reputation (45%) is attributable to its CEO’s reputation. Similarly, 44% of a company’s market value is attributable to its CEO’s reputation.

Here’s the Advice I Give All of Our First Time Founders

First Round  |  January 14, 2015

Category: General, Venture Capital

That moment when a CEO gives up their core competency to someone else so they can focus on running the company is the moment they become a great leader