Happy St. Patrick’s day fellow C:V. readers!! We hope you are wearing green today or finding a way to celebrate some other way. Here at C:V. we celebrate by writing our Monday Morning Memo while listening to the Boondock Saints theme song (you would be surprised how productive you can be when the MacManus’ are on your mind…).
We ran into some issues with our Valuation attempt so that will be posted soon this week (#premoneyprobz) as well as our VC Spotlight and Round of the Week. Additionally, we will be beginning a March Madness style feature on various tech/finance blogs we follow so stay tuned!!
Good (feels extra early) Morning from C:V. HQ! We hope you have survived the annual “Spring Ahead” daylight savings switch and what better way to kick-start your week into gear than with an all new Monday Morning Memo!
This week you can expect a VC spotlight, a round of the week, and our first valuation attempt. We may also add in a book review and we have a “March Madness” themed surprise starting the following week, so stay tuned!
This week you can expect a VC spotlight, a round of the week, and a piece on the current state of the Enterprise Security market. We may also add in a book review or even a valuation attempt, so stay tuned!!
Welcome back dear readers. Today we roll out the first of our Weekly installments (Monday Morning Memo) and in it we give a bit of an overview of what to expect as this site revs up for primetime!
New Layout – Look around the site? You may notice a different layout of things and we have added some pretty cool blog links of VC’s we like and you should too! (Seriously, they are awesome)
New Features – We will begin to post content at regular intervals in addition to the blog postings and other musings we may add. Here’s a snapshot of some things to come:
Monday Morning Memo – Who says Monday mornings have to suck? We certainly don’t! Much like the Monday partner meetings our VC brethren hold each week, we will be posting a weekly update of last week’s events and anything upcoming in the week ahead.
Round of the Week – Unfortunately we will not be buying our readers a beer each week, BUT we will be selecting a new funding each week and doing a write-up on the company, backers, round size, and other cool aspects of the deal. 2nd best option to beers? We think so too…
Book Reviews – The beauty of driving to work 40 minutes each way leads to a lot of time for audio books (Sorry Ke$ha, there are only so many times one can listen to Timber in the same day and stay sane…). Book reviews will be on various topics from Lean Startup Methods to Twitter to Term Sheet Nuances.
Weekly VC Spotlight – Each week we will be featuring a VC on the site with background about their career path, Fund, current investments, notable exits, etc. Initially it will just be all general information, but the goal would hopefully be able to get some Q&A with them as well. To future spotlight members, we will most likely contact you via Twitter (we promise we are not spam, we just have wayyyy too much interest in your world)
Valuation Attempts – Periodically, we will feature some valuation techniques and apply them to recent rounds. This will mostly be a way to put on our “VC hat” and take all available characteristics of a deal and try to piece together what the terms/cap table impact would be. Given that we are not privy to the deals themselves they may not be too accurate, but they will at least be fun to do!
We are always looking for cool new content to feature or other fun ideas so this list is by no means exhaustive and is subject to change. If you have an idea, let us know! You can use the Contact Us page or send us your thoughts via the twitter machine.
Any feedback whether positive or negative is greatly appreciated as we work to build out this site. Seriously, we are adults and won’t get upset if you tell us we are bad at writing (we probably are…) or that our valuation methodology is about as realistic as every company with funding becoming a unicorn (Wait, 40% on an A round with 2 board seats and 3x liquidation preference aren’t standard terms?)