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Re: "We're Passing But Please Stay In Touch" -> Building a Relationship with a VC Even if They Don't Invest in You - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"great story - looking fwd to app store launch!" - hunter walk
Pretty cool to see model @karliekloss writing today's @TheSkimm re #FashionWeek http://archive.theskimm.com/2014...
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"thanks for add'l info. anon because you fear this is unpopular opinion for VC to take?" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"IMO it's ok for founders to take a little off the table earlier than employees but if there comes a later point where they are getting addl liquidity, employees should have chance too" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"my gut reaction is that as a company hits the late stage growth capital rounds you need ways to let employees start to pull money out but in a way which protects the company itself to continue controlling its own destiny." - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"yup - what Jack says. If it's not created upfront, it's easiest to permit some sort of controlled secondary sale, potentially to current investors, by the founder. Asterisk: there are investors waaaaay more experienced in this stuff than I am, but i like to learn and challenge "best practices"" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"to be honest, i've never suggested this yet (although i can imagine doing so in future) but imagine after writing things like this i'll have more requests in future :)" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"kind of you to say. just putting things out there which seem to make sense to me so others can share their POVs and tell me what i'm missing (or getting right)!" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"will be interesting to see if a formula like this became mainstream. certainly in Series FF language i've seen there's a fundraising hurdle included (in addition to board approval) - ie raising at least X amnt triggers ability to get some liquidity" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"good points. pooled equity agreements, etc have popped up in the past around founders but those still dependent on non-deterministic outcomes. Hoping we see more and more creative proposals for investor<>founder alignment" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"appreciate the kind words. Look, i'm only 18 months into being a VC so burden of proof is on me, but i rather share my beliefs publicly and have them stress-tested than simply follow an existing set of "best practices"" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"thanks!" - hunter walk
Re: Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"kind of you to say - probably not flawless (since every situation likely to be subjective), but important IMO" - hunter walk
110º heat. Dirty wells. New video from @charitywater & helping 100k people in the Sahel: https://www.youtube.com/watch... lv @scottharrison + team
RT @jessiwrites: I'm joining WIRED. https://t.co/xc8IxXAAYF <- One of my fav (a) reporters (b) thinkers (c) people (d) all of the above. D!
RT @shyp: This guy is with us! ---> RT @mabmierau: "Just entrusted hand-knitted dinosaur to @shyp Fingers crossed... https://twitter.com/mabmier..."
RT @shyp: Hundreds of businesses including @Lyft, @airbnb, & @MaxtonMen use @shyp. Focus on your business, not fulfillment: http://www.shyp.com/business
Every investor at YC demo day taking notes. Inefficient. Should form some noncompetitive investor cohorts & share collab doc.
RT @JTA4T: Could not be more enamored with how easy it is to use @shyp! Such a delight each and every time. :-)
Some smart tech co should sponsor coffees at the sbux across street from YC demo day.
Google's IPO auction process pissed off folks who talked stock down. But if you believed & invested $10k then = $139,458 now (+1,294%)
YC demo day can feel like.... https://twitter.com/hunterw...
RT @davidu: @hunterwalk as @sacca will say, and I agree, you'll never feel wealthier than when you go from negative net worth (debt) to $0.
The last time I saw a militarized zone like this was during 2009 trip to Baghdad. https://twitter.com/hunterw...
RT @awwstn: My @lyft driver said that his first month driving in SF he thought there was a large company called Startup and everyone worked there.
YC demo day using Snowpiercer theme. Angels must fight from back car to reach the engine where startups await w SAFE notes & handshakes.
San Francisco neighborhood gentrification quiz... from 1985 https://twitter.com/hunterw...
RT @TalibKweli: 8. I have a son Mike Brown's age. It could've been him.
RT @TalibKweli: 6. Artists who make money off the community are obligated to be there when the community is being brutalized.
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