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....

Moral Courage: Not Taught at Harvard

An irony of facebook’s situation. Sheryl got her MBA at Harvard. One of the most famous cases (Extra Strength Tylenol) in one of the most famous classes (Business History) she took: in 1982, someone put cyanide in Extra Strength Tylenol capsules and killed 7...