Newsletter: 051 | Lessons Learned
As the one year mark of this newsletter approaches, it seemed fitting to share a few takeaways from the experience of putting it together every week. There are too many things to list, but here are five that stick out.
Buckle up: Creating a newsletter and original content on a weekly basis is really hard work and requires serious dedication. You constantly have to prioritize it over the 100 other things you’d rather be doing.
Set a framework: A set structure and design is key to instituting an efficient process. It allows you to focus all your time and effort on the content itself.
Find your favorites: It's important to find good resources that you can consistently turn to for finding ideas and staying current on the latest trends.
Think about it all week: Every bit of content you consume and every situation you encounter throughout the week can be useful for creating your own content.
Go with your gut: There’s never enough time to plan out the content ahead of time. If something pops into your head that week, run with it.
Content We Liked
Report: Venture Capital Funding Report Q3 2018
PwC and CB Insights
October 9, 2018
A look at venture capital funding activity in Q3 2018, reporting $53B invested across 3,408 deals globally.
Podcast: Groupon's Andrew Mason: Pt. 1, The Rise
October 1, 2018
Part one of a two-part conversation with Andrew Mason (Founder @ Groupon) on the dramatic rise and fall of the popular e-commerce marketplace business.
Hearing: Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem
October 11, 2018
A recording of last week's Senate Banking Committee hearing on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, with testimony from a crypo skeptic and a crypto proponent.
Content We Created
US Venture Capital Funding Activity: Q1 - Q3 2018
Scannavino Law LLP
October 13, 2018
This post summarizes the year-to-date venture capital funding activity in the United States through the third quarter of 2018 based upon the latest PwC / CB Insights MoneyTree Report.
Where We'll Be This Week
Check back next week.
About our Newsletter
We decided to launch a weekly newsletter with the simple goal of cultivating community. Our newsletter covers (1) content relating to the startup industry that we liked from the previous week, giving you something to read, listen to, and watch; (2) content we created during the previous week, keeping you up to date on news and insight from our team; and (3) events and activities we plan to host or attend in the upcoming week, providing our community of clients, partners, and friends an opportunity to share, support, and connect with each other.