July 2016

The Night Owl Newsletter
addressing what keeps you up at night
Featured Interview

Outlook: Next 2-3 Years:
In a VC Taskforce exclusive interview, Alison Wagonfield,  VP, Marketing, Enterprise Businesses at Google and  former  Operating Partner  Emergence Capital Partners,  shares her outlook for the next 2-3 years.

Outlook Next 2 3 Years

The Post Unicorn Era

The Post Unicorn Era is here to stay. Do you agree?
What Comes After the Era of Unicorns (According to 8 VCs)?

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2016 Report

Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2016 Video
Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2016 Video

Thomas Grota 2016  Predictions for VCs and Entrepreneurs

Snapchat vs Twitter: Whose Half Life is longer? 

Unicorn Hunting? Are Unicorns extinct or never really existed?

Return of Profits? Dropbox focuses on profitability.

For Entrepreneurs

What is GROM?

Understanding How Dilution Affects You

What Your Opportunity Slide is Missing - Make Investors Believe

Andreessen Horowitz on startups and pendulum swings.
  • Prioritizing market, product and team. What do your prioritize?
  • Going public vs. staying private?
The Fundraising Wisdom That Helped Raise $18B in Follow-On Capital

The (Ultimate) Guide for Marketplace Analytics

The secret behind VC partnerships

Do you need a co-founder?

Startup Funding is NOT Intuitive! Find out how to work it.

Interview Questions for Building a Great Culture

James Altucher says books about entrepreneurship are all BS. What to read then? 

31 Investor Questions Startups Should Be Prepared to Answer

Deep Thoughts

How Helicopter Money Works!

Julie Zhuo of Facebook shares her insights into what makes great products.

Calculating the Return on Incremental Capital Investments

Is our Obsession with Efficacy Ruining us?

For Investors

China's Paper Tiger
Two scenarios for rising debt and a slowing economy. A financial crisis or a Japan style deflation. What are your thoughts?

China's Capital Flight Continues ...

Which is the largest Venture Capital fund?

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Which U.S. Cities Generate The Best VC Returns?

A new Tech Triangle? Which regions? Find out here

2016 is the Year of the Bot
VC Taskforce Programs
Jul 27, 2016 | San Francisco

Aug 4, 2016 | Palo Alto

Aug 10, 2016 | Palo Alto 

Aug 18, 2016 | Menlo Park

Aug 24, 2016 | San Francisco
Aug 31, 2016 | Palo Alto

Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn pitch to Greylock

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Rohit Gupta
Venture Community Analyst
VC Taskforce