Before we get to the articles from this week, here are a few of the week's noteworthy headlines:
- Billionaire investor and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel joined Y Combinator as a Partner.
- Google CFO Patrick Pichette announced he will be stepping down in a heartfelt note about work-life balance.
- Ride-sharing company Lyft raised a $530 million round led by Rakuten just a month after Uber added another $1 billion to its war chest.
- Apple announced more details about the Apple Watch at their "Spring Forward" Event.
- Om Malik, founder of pioneering tech blog GigaOm, announced it will be shutting down.
Techstars co-founder Brad Feld presents his video course on building your Board of Directors, done for the Kauffman Foundation.
First Round Partner Josh Kopelman details what the current boom in seed funding means for founders raising a Series A.
Angel Jason Calacanis outlines the "startup roadmap" for how founders can achieve their biggest goals.
Steve Blank observes how a "fear of failure" means two different things for a startup and a large corporation.
Marianne Hudson, Executive Director of the Angel Capital Association, explains why it is do difficult to value a company before it has revenue, and offers a few tools to help.
Steve Case elaborates on his views after appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box", and why he thinks Mark Cuban's tech bubble theory is a little exaggerated.
Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill shares her perspective on deal sourcing, and why every investor has a different strategy.
Sarah Kunst, venture partner at Future Perfect Ventures, declares that the continual rise of female angels will be startup investing's saving grace.