In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of July 26, 2015

  • 7.31.2015

Some interesting links we found across the web for this week:

How Goldman Sachs quietly became a technology-investing giant in Silicon Valley 
Computer science pioneer Alan Kay famously said "the best way to predict the future is to invent it." Goldman Sachs was listening.

First Round 10 Year Project 
Read 10 data-driven insights resulting from 10 years of seed investing. Female alumni of ivy league schools who worked at Google/Apple/Facebook? Right this way please…

Growth vs Retention 
investors often care more about user growth than profits. Fred Wilson cites the metric he uses—90 day of new users. His advice: figure out how to retain the users, then grow.

13 Brilliant Ideas That Turned These People Into Self-Made Billionaires 
The recent history of mega-successful companies, as told through Time magazine covers. Side benefit of being a billionaire is that you apparently age well.

Startup KPIs: Words from the Wise 
Entrepreneur Adam Quinton summarizes recent learnings on Key Performance Indicators and how to integrate them into your process.

Links compiled by former Associate Daniel Doktori.