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The Current State of Robotics and Warehouse Automation

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Sam Baker
Scale Venture Partners
Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Investor Stories 84 | Post Mortems (Zuberi, Ramanujam, O’Reilly)

June 27, 2018

This podcast was originally published here on April 24, 2018.
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Bilal Zuberi, Madhavan Ramanujem and Tim O’Reilly. Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it failed.

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David Ehrenberg David Ehrenberg Guest Contributor

The Company Board: Your “In-House” Network of Experts

June 27, 2018

This article was originally published here.
At the “101” level, a company board is an appointed or elected group that provides oversight for the activities of an organization. Your company board’s role will vary depending on your type of business. Here are some tips for how to get started and insights on what to expect once you have a board…

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Sam Baker Sam Baker Guest Contributor

The Current State of Robotics and Warehouse Automation

June 27, 2018

This article was originally published here on June 4, 2018.
At ScaleVP, we’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking around warehouse automation. There are many vectors of innovation happening in the space, and perhaps in no place does this become more apparent than at MODEX, one of the year’s largest manufacturing and supply chain conferences.

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Carl N. Grant, III Carl N. Grant, III Guest Contributor

What’s Your Personal Value Proposition?

June 14, 2018

This article was originally published here on June 4, 2018.
What is it that you have to offer the people you meet? Not what you can sell them, rather what can you offer them that will not cost them anything?

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Investor Stories 83 | The Strange & Unusual (Eakman, Douvos, Shah)

June 14, 2018

This podcast was originally published here on April 16, 2018.
On this segment of The Full Ratchet, investors Lindel Eakman (Foundry Group), Chris Douvos (Venture Investment Associates) and Semil Shah (Haystack) describe an usual situation they’ve encountered as an investor.

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Taylor McKinley Taylor McKinley Guest Contributor

7 SaaS Pricing Strategies To Live By

June 14, 2018

This article was originally published here on May 14, 2018.
One of the most powerful levers a SaaS company has in driving growth is its pricing model. Yet, few companies spend the time to get it right, often letting the market or their competitors set pricing for them. Here are 7 tips to break the mold and develop a more optimized pricing model.

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Kim-Mai Cutler Kim-Mai Cutler Guest Contributor

How To Build and Run A Geographically Distributed Engineering Team

June 1, 2018

This article was originally published here on February 15, 2018.

At Initialized Capital, our share of investments outside the Bay Area has ticked up to about one-quarter of our most recent fund as the cost-of-operating and improved communication tools have made it easier and less expensive to collaborate remotely.

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Michael Brown Michael Brown Guest Contributor

Discussing Customer Success With Prospective Investors

June 1, 2018

This post was originally published here on May 21, 2018.

We talked last week about the importance of truly understanding your marketing activation, channels, and spend very early on in the life of your business. At Bowery Capital, we place a focus through our investment process on truly understanding where a founder is going to spend time and capital around this effort.

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Investor Stories 82 | Lessons Learned (Mohnot, Turner, Narasin)

June 1, 2018

This podcast was originally published here on April 2, 2018.
On this segment of The Full Ratchet, investors Sheel Mohnot (500 Startups), Guy Turner (Hyde Park Venture Partners) and Ben Narasin (NEA) highlight a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it changed their investment approach.

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Investor Stories 81 | What’s Next (Pascucci, Wallace, Kaden)

May 17, 2018

This podcast was originally posted on The Full Ratchet on March 21, 2018.
On this segment of The Full Ratchet, investors Vic Pascucci (Lightbank), Brendan Wallace (Fifth Wall Ventures) and Rebecca Kaden (Union Square Ventures) discuss sectors, drivers and trends that will have a future impact on investments.

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