Checking On Predictions & Fantasy VC Portfolios

On June 8th, 2017 I made a list of 20 companies that looked ripe for Series A… it has been nearly 4 months and I just checked to see how my predictions are going. 1 out of the 20 has announced their Series A so far: ClearMetal announced a $9M Series A from Innovation Endeavors and Prelude Ventures. I love to publish picks and then see what happens, and back in February 2014 I shared my fantasy VC portfolio of 7 companies, and then updated it in February 2015 showing a nearly 9.1x* increase in…

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What Does It Feel Like to Be Married Cofounders?

when my light’s burn out you’re the only one, you’re the only one you’re the only one left I will answer to when my lights burn out you’re the only one, you’re the only one you’re the only one here who can switch out the dud honey you’re a patient man living in the moment everything I am is not everything you wanted but here we are side-by-side in bed every single morning I am old you can’t keep my pace and you can’t see the flash beneath my veins…

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20 Bay Area Startups Ripe for a Series A Investment

It’s been a couple years since we shifted our product development focus at Mattermark to supporting sales and marketing deal sourcing, but that doesn’t mean I’ve lost my love for speculating on which startups are most likely to raise funding next. Living in San Francisco these past 8 years, I’ve noticed there are often companies that appear seemingly out of the blue and then raise a boatload of money. This was part of what inspired me to start Mattermark in the first place. Can we detect these companies earlier if…

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