Onevest Roundup: Week of 4/13/15


Online marketplace Etsy had a successful IPO this week, raising around $300 million at a $1.8 billion valuation. It was the highest VC-backed New York IPO ever.

Two Onevest partners join forces, with DC tech hub 1776 acquiring Disruption Corp.

Slack just raised another $160 million Series E, bringing the company to a $2.8 billion valuation. In just their first year, Slack has raised a total of $340 million.

Colorado added itself to the list of states that have passed intrastate crowdfunding legislation, allowing for non-accredited state residents to invest in startups. 

For Investors

Fred Wilson compares VCs to gas stations, telling founders to fill up when it's convenient, not when you're desperate.

Brittany Laughlin gives advice for those looking to get into the world of venture capital.

500 Startups' Dave McClure tries to stablizie the "overvaluation" panic by alluding to the fact that these disruptive startups will all end up disrupting giant public companies.

Thomas Tunguz of Redpoint Capital warns of the "Private IPOs" that companies are taking through runaway late-stage funding, and how that could end up hurting them if the company went to an actual IPO.

Brad Feld talks about the myth of capital efficiency in growing a startup.

For Founders

David Frankel of Founder Collective breaks down in detail what founders should expect and how they should prepare when raising a growth round.

Flurry founder Sean Brynes shares his ideal "Founder Schedule" to better manage time.

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason outlines an innovative form of employee equity, called "Progressive Equity".

Entrepreneur Ashish Krishna recaps his experience going through leading accelerator AngelPad.

Learn about the details of a "Friends and Family" round of fundraising from AngelBlog. 


Lecture Transcript: What should the CEO be doing on a day to day basis? How do you make sure the company is moving in the right direction? Keith Rabois, Partner at Khosla Ventures and former COO of Square, tackles the nitty gritty - How to Operate.

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