For Future Funders

A collection of startup resources for aspiring investors


Investor Blogs

avc.com by Fred Wilson
Sharp, insightful commentary on the tech ecosystem from a veteran VC. The blog is updated daily and can be subscribed to for emails. The comments section is often the source of interesting discussions.
bothsidesofthetable.com by Mark Suster
Posts that speak from his wisdom and experience as both an entrepreneur and a VC.
hunterwalk.com by Hunter Walk
Focusing on seed stage deals, this blog touches on the investor-entrepreneur relationship and the important issues in early stage funding.

Books

Venture Deals by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson
This book is valuable for both aspiring investors and entrepreneurs. It lays out the mechanics of a venture capital fund, the key stakeholders, the typical terms on a term sheet as well as exploring negotation tactics.

Thinking Like A VC

Newsletter by Benedict Evans
A weekly digest highlighting key tech trands and news.
Breakfast Chat with Fred Wilson
An exploration of the next fire years in tech, covering: drones, health care and the block chain.
Mobile Is Eating The World
An exploration of why technology continues to be an interesting investment opportunity.
a16z Podcast
Regular commentary on key industry developments and tech trends.

Types Of Investor

Market Level

Guide To Venture Capital
A comprehensive guide to the venture capital industry including the different stages of venture financing.
The New Funding Landscape
Paul Graham looks at the influence of super-angels on the venture capital business.

Firm Level

Getting A Job In Venture Capital
Chris Dixon outlines the key roles in a VC firm and the progression through them.
How To Become A VC When You Grow Up
A comprehensive study into the backgrounds and demographics of VCs.

How Funding Works

How Funding Works
An inforgraphic that highlights the funding rounds of a company and the typical areas where equity is bought from founders by investors.
MBA Mondays
A lot of information on all the concepts and math in the venture capital industry such as valuations, equity and M & A.
Finance And Capital Markets
A finance fundamentals course from the Khan Academy.

Angel Investing

How To Be An Angel
A Paul Graham essay discussing the dynamics and process of angel investing.
How To Be An Angel, Part 2
Naval Ravikant follows up Paul Graham's talk with a presentation from Angel Conf.
The Rise Of Angels
Naval Ravikant outlines how the funding landscape has changed to bridge the gap between traditional angels and VCs.
Should You Be An Angel Investor?
Jason Calacanis gives the pros and cons of being an angel and estimates the chances of investing in a unicorn.

Becoming A VC

How To Get Into Tech VC In Europe
Balderton Capital Principal Rob Moffat discusses the key entry points into a VC career in Europe.
How To Get Into VC
Former USV analyst Christina Cacioppo outlines the three key steps to getting a junior VC role.
Hot To Get Started As A VC Analyst
Charlie O'Donnell outlines 10 steps that will help you become a VC analyst.
How To Become A VC
Brad Feld outlines the difficult road to becoming an analyst or associate at a VC firm.
Post-Money Evaluations
Brian Watson outlines the lessons he learned from his two years on USVs analyst program.
Why Being A VC Sucks
Charlie O'Donnell outlines 10 challenges of being a VC.
The Venture Capitalist Struggle
Roberto Bonanzinga discusses the struggles VCs go through to source deals, make deals and see them through to successful exit.

Raising A Fund

Lessons Learned Raising A First Time VC-Fund
Charlie O'Donnell outlines the choices available for young investors wishing to raise their own VC fund.
Homebrew: 100 Days Of Fundraising
Hunter Walk explains how Hoembrew raised there first $35m investment fund.

Term Sheets

YCombinator open sourced term sheets
Simple seed and series A term sheets.

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