Truth Decay

The truth is the first thing to go When you go from being powerless To powerful Even the small shift from being 3 guys/gals in a garage To a funded company with 10 employees You are a despot who controls their destiny The CEO becomes the last to know “Truth...

Anatomy of a (Good) Investor Update

Now that I’m an investor, I am on the receiving end of a lot of investor update emails from startups. Some are clear, consistent and excellent. Some are confusing, some are sporadic, many are bad. As an investor, the quality of a startup’s communications...

The Challenge of Rolling Solo

Being a solo founder is hard. It’s almost trite to say, but I’m in it and it’s real. I’m not sure if it’s just the fact that I’m a solo founder or the solo person employee. Even though I’ve started 3 companies before and had...

Thanksgiving Letter to My Portfolio CEOs

From: Matt Mireles Date: Fri, Nov 23rd, 2018 at 9:56 AM Subject: Thankful To: Founders   Hi Folks, On this Thanksgiving holiday, I am thankful for… you. You are my tribe. A lot of you are the people I talk to most and have become some of my closest friends....