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Back to Basics: Fundamentals for Building Breakout Consumer Companies

Economic downturns force us to get back to basics: The cost of new capital and low valuation multiples—even for top-performing public companies—force startups to make substantial progress per dollar to get a term sheet, much less an up round.

Fighting Cancer Through Early Detection and New Therapies: Menlo’s Investments in Delfi and Opna
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Perspectives for 2023 from Supply Chain Leaders at Uber, Maersk, and P&G
Developer toil
Software Will Supercharge Developer Productivity: Why We’re Excited About DX
Latin America supply chain
Latin America: The Next Frontier in Supply Chain Innovation
Top Sales Exec Shares Tips on How to Manage and Scale for Growth
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Carefully Crafted Digital Approaches Can Improve Youths’ Mental Health Care

In the face of a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health, urgent measures are needed to help those in need.

Grace Ge, investor at Menlo Ventures, and Kevin Wang, SVP Product at Braze

Scaling a Product Team From Inception Through IPO: My Conversation With Kevin Wang

Great products are built by great teams.

Securing the modern software supply chain
Securing the Modern Software Supply Chain
How to Win With Product-Led Sales
How Software Companies Win: Rethinking Org Structure, Product Teams, and Priorities with Airtable’s VP Product Ilan Frank
Use Pinecone to See Which Parent Most Resembles Your Kids

Everything to Know About Customer Advisory Boards: A Conversation with Airtable’s Ilan Frank

Customer Advisory Boards, or CABs, play a crucial role in preparing your software for enterprise readiness.

The Five Requirements of Enterprise Readiness
Delivering the Goods: Opportunities in Vertical Supply Chain
The Opportunity in Cybersecurity: Takeaways From This Year’s RSA Conference
Back to Basics: Fundamentals for Building Breakout Consumer Companies

Economic downturns force us to get back to basics: The cost of new capital and low valuation multiples—even for top-performing public companies—force startups to make substantial progress per dollar to get a term sheet, much less an up round.

January 18, 2023Shawn Carolan and Katie Keller
Fighting Cancer Through Early Detection and New Therapies: Menlo’s Investments in Delfi and Opna

Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide.

January 11, 2023Johnny Hu
December 20, 2022Steve Sloane, Feyza Haskaraman and Derek Xiao
Software Will Supercharge Developer Productivity: Why We’re Excited About DX

Software developers spend their days chasing the elusive “flow state:” headphones on, Slack notifications paused, dev environment humming along, context switching to a minimum, and delivering a significant amount of valuable code and/or solving a hard problem.

December 15, 2022Matt Murphy, Grace Ge and Katie Keller
Latin America: The Next Frontier in Supply Chain Innovation

History may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.

December 14, 2022Steve Sloane, Feyza Haskaraman and Derek Xiao
Top Sales Exec Shares Tips on How to Manage and Scale for Growth

Selling software got a lot harder in the past year and SaaS companies should plan for a similar environment over the next couple of years.

December 13, 2022Matt Murphy
Carefully Crafted Digital Approaches Can Improve Youths’ Mental Health Care

In the face of a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health, urgent measures are needed to help those in need.

December 7, 2022Greg Yap and Derek Xiao
November 15, 2022Grace Ge
Securing the Modern Software Supply Chain

The long chain of code, library, and package dependencies and third-party tooling employed during the software development lifecycle comprise the modern software supply chain.

November 9, 2022Feyza Haskaraman and Derek Xiao
How to Win With Product-Led Sales

Everyone wants the best of both worlds: low CAC with product-led (PLG) and high ACVs with sales-led (SLG) growth models.

November 8, 2022Naomi Pilosof Ionita
How Software Companies Win: Rethinking Org Structure, Product Teams, and Priorities with Airtable’s VP Product Ilan Frank

The software business has changed dramatically—a transformation accelerated by the shift to remote work and hybrid offices many of us experience today.

July 26, 2022Grace Ge
Use Pinecone to See Which Parent Most Resembles Your Kids

In March, we announced our lead investment in the Series A for Pinecone, a semantic search database powered by vector embedding search.

July 18, 2022Tim Tully
Everything to Know About Customer Advisory Boards: A Conversation with Airtable’s Ilan Frank

Customer Advisory Boards, or CABs, play a crucial role in preparing your software for enterprise readiness.

July 14, 2022Grace Ge
The Five Requirements of Enterprise Readiness

Ilan Frank is a productivity and collaboration product veteran with more than two decades of experience scaling software.

July 12, 2022Grace Ge
Delivering the Goods: Opportunities in Vertical Supply Chain

Last year brought supply chain issues into sharp focus: The ongoing pandemic and geopolitical unrest combined to buckle traditional systems for global trade and logistics, highlighting the need for innovation.

July 6, 2022Feyza Haskaraman
The Opportunity in Cybersecurity: Takeaways From This Year’s RSA Conference

The public cloud markets may have been dreary outside last week, but under the soaring skylight of Moscone Center in San Francisco—host to this year’s RSA Conference, one of the cybersecurity industry’s largest annual gatherings—the convention floor was pulsing with excitement.

June 17, 2022Katie Keller and Derek Xiao
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