Q: What kind of benefits do start-ups typically offer? I don’t mean salary or equity: about which you already posted a lot of information. I am talking about health and life insurance, disability insurance – all of the typical benefits one receives when working for a large and established business. Do you recommend a particular […]
Archives for May 2008
Month: May 2008
Fred Wilson has today’s great VC blog post up titled I Got Lucky. It’s the story of how Fred got into the VC business – going back to 1986. I met Fred in 1996 the same day I met Seth Godin at Yoyodyne (which ended up being the first investment out of Fred’s new fund […]
Q: At RealNetworks we always expensed (vs. capitalized) engineering expenses (as does MSFT). What is your philosophy on this engineering accounting practice. A: (Brad) Subject to approval by the auditors, I always encourage companies I invest in to expense their engineering costs. Regardless of the accounting treatment, I think it’s a bullshit practice to capitalize […]
Note: This was actually a question that I received from a colleague via email, but thought I’d post it here given the content. Q: My company is close to signing a contract to sell the business. Although I’m prepared to do the role, one of the board members has suggested that we consider using a […]
Gigaom’s FoundRead has today’s great post up titled F|R Crib Sheet: The Term Sheet Glossary guest written by Jay Parkhill. While you can always entertain yourself for hours with the Term Sheet Series that Jason and I wrote several years ago, sometimes a crib sheet will suffice.
David Feinleib at Mohr Davidow Ventures has today’s great post up titled Why Startups Fail. Given all the consumer web stuff that got funded between 2004 and 2006, we are heading for another wave of failure as companies run out of gas after their Series B / Series C rounds and their investors lose patience […]