Rekindle this blog with Venture Deals

I’ve been away a long, long time. In fact, I thought I was done with this blog. I had even moved onto a different blog (s-expressions), which of course, lies fallow these days… sigh.

So, for the past year or so, I’ve been stepping away from day-to-day coding at my current job at Runa. I’ve been getting involved in more and more of the business side of things as the VP of Engineering. And thanks to that, I’ve really learned a lot more. I wanted to write about some of that, so I figured I’d revive this old blog… so here goes. BTW, today’s post isn’t about Runa 🙂

Just finished reading Venture Deals, by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, and it’s a great introduction to the basics of the VC industry. I’m finally beginning to understand things like liquidation preferences, pay-to-play, employee stock-option pools, anti dilution, and a lot more. Not only is the content great, but the style of writing is very readable… highly recommended!