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The Ugly Truth About Disruption & Innovation

The Ugly Truth About Disruption & Innovation Disruption literature, like Innovation literature, is something that most often resembles junk food. It tastes great, has very little substance, and any money spent on it is often regretted because it didn't really do anything to improve your disposition. The sad truth is that a number of business…
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The challenges of rapid growth

How vendors riding the latest wave often lose out to local competitors Congratulations! You’ve made the big time. You are riding this great new tech wave. The Board is happy with your rapid growth. Competitors are trailing in your wake. Is this your perfect scenario? Often, CEOs looking back at this period recognize that this…
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What did $B Companies Look Like at the Series A?

What did $B Companies Look Like at the Series A? There is a lot of coverage of the companies that have reached valuations of over a billion dollars. Many of these companies were not always fast growing businesses. At Shasta Ventures, we focus on investing at the early stage, so we studied 32 high value…
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Brexitunity?

Future gazing is complex at the best of times and no more so than following the vote by the UK to leave the EU – politics blending with economics in a stark way. While we’re not experts or fortune tellers, we do so much business across borders that we feel it’s important to track and…
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