Category Archives: Venture capital

Come join me on my new blog: ataussig.com

My first 18 months of blogging has been an interesting experiment for me. I never liked to write when I was in school, but I have grown to enjoy it more and more as I’ve gotten older. That said, keeping … Continue reading

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Two brains. One VC.

When people ask me why I like my job, my answer usually contains one of these three reasons: I love technology and imagining how it will shape the future. I love working with entrepreneurs. I love doing lots of different … Continue reading

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How to build a sales-driven financial model (a.k.a. The post I ALMOST wrote)

We’ve all had it happen. One evening, you sit down at your dining room table to write a killer blog post. You fire up your Mac Book Pro, brew some herbal tea, and put WordPress.com into “quiet mode.” With a … Continue reading

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Focus, focus, focus.

Last week, my friends at OpenView Labs published an interview of me and a few other VCs (Phin Barnes, Brad Feld, and Rob Go). Each of us was asked the same two questions. You can read the full article here, … Continue reading

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The puzzle piece that doesn’t exist.

(Warning: this post gets a bit “meta.”) After 10 years of iTunes usage, I finally shelled out $17.99 to buy my first audiobook: Malcolm Gladwell’s What the Dog Saw. With Gladwell seemingly whispering in my ear in his unmistakable tenor, … Continue reading

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VCs buy your stock, not your product.

Last Friday, I had the honor of speaking on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sales Conference, alongside Peter Levine (MIT, Andressen Horowitz), George Roberts (ex-Oracle, OpenView Partners), Jules Pieri (The Daily Grommet), and Lara Shackelford (QlikTech). No one has … Continue reading

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Interviewing the Yoda of venture capital

I’ve been a bit absent from this blog, thankfully working on some very exciting projects that will soon see the light of day. More blogging to come soon, so hang in there! In the meantime, I would like to draw … Continue reading

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