Onevest Roundup: Week of 4/20/15


Google unveiled its pilot program Project Fi, which allows users to switch from cell phone provider to a wireless network.

On-demand mailing company Shyp raised another $50M at a $250M valuation. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins, who also led their original round of financing.

For Founders

TalentBin co-founder Peter Kazanky goes in-depth about how to hire a sales team for a growing startup.

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures warns founders about providing all of your investors with detailed financial information, rather than just the major investors.

Chicago's Hyde Park Angels break down what a founder must do to nail their 30-second elevator pitch.

Fast Company takes a deep look into the life of Y Combinator President Sam Altman.

Ben Weiner of JumpSpeed Ventures argues for why the "Blue Ocean" strategy of finding untapped markets may be more difficult and less successful than staying in competitive markets and building a simpler product.

Jason Calacanis highlights why regular investor updates are so important. 

For Investors

David Lee of SV Angel addresses the differences between valuation and ownership.

Renowned angel investor Fabrice Ginda shares his investing performance for the year, as well as his observations on trends in venture investing.

AVC's Fred Wilson looks at the 2014 venture investing report and observes that late-stage investing - or investors looking at the "right now" - helped ballooned the year's numbers.

Brad Feld of Foundry Group offers a metaphor of Silicon Valley as a religion, and tries to tackle the question of why people still believe Silicon Valley is the only place to build a great company.

VC Scott Maxwell explains the concept of "VC Value-Add"