March 2016

The Night Owl Newsletter
addressing what keeps you up at night

Ron Weissmann, Chairman of
the  Band of Angels, made some 
interesting observations.  Find
his unique perspective in 
this exclusive  interview with 
VC Taskforce.
Leading from First Principles

How to lead when everything is at stake?
When you have to make tough decisions, when there is disagreement, when your company's survival is at stake, what do you do? 
Mike McCue, CEO and Co-Founder of Flipboard, has some good advice. 
The Investor  Community

Is it time to change the Accelerator model? Is willingness to listen to customers a way judge a startup?  Gabriella Draney-Zielke, founder of Dallas-based startup accelerator  Tech Wildcatters , has some interesting insights.

What do LPs think of the VC market in 2016?
Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures summarizes LPs' view of the VC market.

What are VCs thinking in 2016? 
Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures provides dataset on what VCs are thinking in 2016. Are you thinking the same or different? 

What's really happening In the US venture fundraising market in early 2016?
Some interesting data points from Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures. Which round do you think will be the most challenging to raise in the early part of 2016?
Reports: For your Information

The February edition of the Venue Venture Capital Update. RR Donnelley and Pitchbook have collaborated to bring you a monthly highlight of a key sector or important trend in venture today.
The Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati year-end edition of The Entrepreneurs Report.

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Rohit Gupta
Venture Community Analyst
VC Taskforce