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A weekly email to help you grow your business, brought to you by Visible.vc
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September 13th, 2018
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Founders
Forward
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Attracting & Engaging Investors |
Founders Helping Founders |
Hiring & Talent
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Attracting & Engaging Investors
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What We've Learned From Investors About Running a Board Meeting
With Q3 coming to an end, it is easy to lose focus on your board and become tangled up closing deals, hitting numbers, and pushing product updates. To help take some stress off your shoulders, we've collected our favorites notes, quotes, and tips from investors for running a successful board meeting.
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The "VC Compatible" Experiment
Clement Vouillon, a Partner at Point Nine Capital, explains why a seed round is a test to see if a company or founder is "VC compatible."
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The Real Reasons Why a VC Passed on Your Startup
Sarah Downey, Principal at Accomplice, buckets the main reasons investors actually say "no" into 5 main categories; market-related, team-related, firm-related, fundraising-related and product-related.
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Founders Helping Founders
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The Existential Crisis that Every CEO Must Confront
Didier Elzinga, Founder of Culture Amp, shares what changes for a CEO when a company reaches 100+ employees, and the importance of choosing where you spend your time. 
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We Spent $3.3M Buying Out Investors: Why and How We Did It
Joel Gascoigne, Founder of Buffer, discusses the history of fundraising at Buffer and walks through the decision to recently buy out their Series A investors. 
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Mathilde Collin Q&A Sessions
Mathilde Collin, Founder of Front, hosted a Quora Q&A session where she answers questions shes faced while scaling Front and closing a $66M round. 
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Hiring & Talent
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5 Research-Backed Strategies to Attract and Keep the Best Talent
Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer at Vistage, shares advice for hiring and retaining talent as competition for talent heats up during a hiring crisis.  
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How to Coach Teammates: A Key Responsibility of Effective Leaders 
Justin Rosenstein, Co-founder of Asana, touches on the impact coaching can have on both your team and company as a whole, and shares 3 areas focus on to improve your coaching. 
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Make Sure Everyone on Your Team Sees Learning as Part of Their Job
Kristi Hedges, a leadership coach and HBR writer, discusses why creating a culture of learning is the true engine behind employee development. 
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