Linkblog: What AI Mannequin Ought to Your Startup Use, What Your VC Can’t Do For You, and Extra


I’ve received just a few flights subsequent week so hopefully extra unique content material coming then, however for now, sharing some good reads.

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Which AI Mannequin Ought to You Choose for Your Startup? (Tomasz Tunguz) – My former Google colleague and fellow VC supplies a information to Huge Mannequin vs Small Mannequin (in addition to a Third Manner).

“A product supervisor immediately faces a key architectural query with AI : to make use of a small language mannequin or a big language mannequin?”

The place Your VC Can’t Assist (Ellen Chisa) – Product supervisor turned founder turned VC chimes in with among the areas that your VC can’t (or shouldn’t) assist. Particularly “I can’t let you know what product or firm to construct,” “I can’t discover your first engineer,” “I can’t assist you to ship,” and “I can’t make somebody use your product.”

Entrepreneurial Archetypes (Jared Hecht) – The founding father of GroupMe and Fundera compares and contrasts 5 kinds of entrepreneurial motivation (the serial inventor, the opportunist, the issue obsessor, the business knowledgeable, and the tutorial), together with the professionals/cons of every. Jared begins to get into what I believe could be an excellent follow-up submit, which is what about cofounder pairings? Which combo nicely collectively and that are an excessive amount of, or too little, of a very good factor.

What Occurs When Small and Giant VC Companies Decouple and Have Much less in Frequent? (Charles Hudson) – You all understand how a lot I like Charles’ posts and have a tendency to agree with most of them. Right here he talks in regards to the bifurcation of fashions and incentives amongst funds of various sizes.

“In a world the place all funds had been a part of the identical ecosystem, the enterprise capital enterprise labored like a relay race. The pre-seed and seed buyers labored with firms to get traction, the Collection A and B buyers supplied capital and assist to assist them show out scale, and growth-stage buyers helped put together them for all times as public firms. Every participant had their very own lane and specialty and principally centered on the factor or issues they did nicely till it was time to transition that firm to the following individual within the chain.”

He additionally touches on how firm exit dimension (and its return to regular expectations on common) is such a huge effect on fund fashions. The smaller funds that lack focus will discover that even winners don’t actually transfer the needle sufficient (you want a number of) and the bigger funds are trapped by their very own AUM. Summer time 2022 this was one among my two greatest statements about what the downturn means for startups and enterprise.

Benefit from the reads!


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