Onevest Roundup: Week of 3/16/15

Top Stories:

  • SXSW Interactive ends this weekend with a keynote address from Snoop Dogg. Watch the live stream of various sessions here

  • The Seed Accelerator Rankings Project composed a list of the top 20 U.S. Seed Accelerators, with SF-based AngelPad topping the list. 

  • Pinterest joined the $10 billion club, raising $367 million at a $11 billion valuation. 

  • David Freschman, VC and advisor of "Shark Tank", died at 52 this week. 

  • Starbucks and PostMates form a partnership, because walking one block to the nearest Starbucks is just too far. 

For Founders:

Entrepreneur Robert Moore reflects on being honest with yourself in cutting out all the unecessary pieces of your growing business.

First Round goes in depth through the eyes of a manager about what it means to be an impactful engineering leader.

Shark Tank's Daymond John breaks down why having good mentors are so important for advice, but also for skill development.

Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva and former chief evangelist of Apple, explains the key elements of a great pitch.

For Investors:

Bill Payne of Las Vegas Valley Angels breaks down the reasoning behind why a startup in Ohio won't have any luck getting funding at Silicon Valley prices.

Meerkat, a three-week-old live-streaming mobile app, absolutely took over SXSW this year in Austin, TX. Upfront Ventures founder Mark Suster provides his perspective on Meerkat's future.

Neil Howe breaks down the dangerously high growth of unicorn startups. 

On the topic of unicorns, NextView VC Partner Rob Go makes the obvious, yet complicated case that "Unicorns Don't Exist"

Video

Union Square Ventures Managing Partner Fred Wilson sits down with Jason Calacanis at the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco, offering a glimpse inside the head of one of the most successful VCs in Silicon Valley.