/terminal research homework




  • Something Ventured
    Documentary on the creation of the US venture capital industry.
  • Secret History of Silicon Valley
    Talk on the creation of Silicon Valley, as an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • The Money Man
    Forbes article from 1-nov-68 on the rise of Arthur Rock, VC’s founding father.
  • US VC genealogy
    Mapping of VC firms, their founders, and some of their most interesting investments.
  • Public to Private Equity
    A multi-decade look at public equities, buyouts, and venture capital in the U.S.
  • The Men Who Built America
    Miniseries on how the industrial innovations of Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, and Ford built the first American business empires.
  • West Coast Venture Capital
    Chart mapping 25 years of the people and companies that set the modern venture capital industry.



  • Cheatsheet
    1-pager on where/how to play. 1-pager on risks involved.
  • The Struggle
    Start a company? If you need inspiring words, you should not do it.
  • Breaking into VC
    A 2-pager explaining some of the key value-add skills of a VC.
  • Blitzscaling
    The official collection for Stanford’s CS183C: Technology-enabled Blitzscaling.
  • Power Law
    A step by step model to show the effect of the power law in venture portfolio construction.
  • Cost of missing a winning deal
    AngelList data shows superior performance by someone who blindly invests in every credible deal.
  • Network Effects
    A manual that communicates the importance, variety, and complexity of network effects.
  • Acqui-hiring
    A paper offering one of the first formal-description on the acqui-hire phenomenon.