Top 21 Early Stage Investing Articles of 2016

By Seraf
Thursday, 5th January 2017
Filed under: Year2016

As we look back on 2016, here is a selection of the most interesting and informative pieces as highlighted by the Seraf team, handpicked by co-founders Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile. From human capital to flying cars, from startup risk to board directors, from scaling your business to avoiding the Series A crunch, we salute the authors and hope this collection provides insights to make 2017 the best year yet.

  1.  Hiring, the Single Most Important Skill as a Founder by Moritz Plassnig
  2.  A longtime VC on the virtues of not swinging for the fences by Connie Loizos
  3.  Flying cars are closer than you think by Marc Andreessen
  4.  Before You Grow by Sam Altman
  5.  How to avoid the Series A crunch by Brock Benefiel
  6.  Venture Capital is About Human Capital by Mark Suster
  7.  It’s what you ask, not what you know by Dave Berkus
  8.  'The rise of the rest': Why startup hubs outside Silicon Valley are built to last by Dino Vendetti
  9.  MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up by Farhad Manjoo
  10.  Lessons scaling from 10 to 20 people by Joseph Walla
  11.  Active vs Passive Investing by Fred Wilson
  12.  Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss by First Round Review
  13.  Drew Houston of Dropbox: Figure Out the Things You Don't Know by Adam Bryant
  14.  There are Only 3 Pricing Strategies for Your Startup by Tom Tunguz
  15.  How To Beat Michael Jordan At Sports by Brad Feld
  16.  ‘Give Away Your Legos’ and Other Commandments for Scaling Startups by First Round Review
  17.  Thoughts on building weatherproof companies by Lars Dalgaard  
  18.  How To Recoup Difficult Angel Investments by Marianne Hudson
  19.  Onboard your Board by Fred Wilson
  20.  Startups are Risk Bundles by Leo Polovets
  21.  The Case Against Startups Raising As Much Money As Humanly Possible by Craig Shapiro and Morgan Housel

This list was published by the Seraf team. Seraf provides portfolio management tools for angel investors. Seraf’s intuitive web dashboard gives angels the power to organize all of their investing activities in one online workspace and analyze performance for greater exit potential. Built by angels, exclusively for angels, Seraf puts investors in control of their portfolios and makes it easy to share with colleagues, advisors and family.