$1 Billion valuation solving an “unsexy” problem – YoungEntrepreneur

“Over the past eight years, the young entrepreneurs have attracted roughly $300 million in funding from venture capital firms and angel investors the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Mark Cuban. The company, which grew its sales by 150 percent last year and now sports a valuation of around $1 billion, boasts a customer base of roughly 15 million users and 150,000 businesses.”

Read the full article here: Aaron Levie on Box’s $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World’s ‘Unsexy’ Problems |


VCs Don’t Sign NDAs… Here’s Why – Forbes

Says one VC: “For entrepreneurs who think their basic idea is so good they can’t tell anyone — those folks lack the ego it takes to win the entrepreneurial game. In other words, they don’t have the moxie to think they can best execute on their idea.”

Entrepreneur vs. Venture Capitalist: The Curse Of The NDA – Forbes

Random Notes From The Early-Stage Investing Field (Fall 2013) – Haywire Media

“One of the activities around here I truly enjoy is helping people raise angel, seed, and venture financing. For someone like me, relatively new to the whole ecosystem, it’s a great way to learn about new products as well as the various tastes of different investors and investment groups. Lately, however, I’ve observed an uptick in the confusion between founders and investors. Briefly, in no particular order, here’s what I’ve observed (with a Valley focus, which is where I live/work):”

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