Angeloop Newsletter #5

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This week’s topics:

Investor Logic
  1. Dear VCs, There’s Something You Need To Know About Raising Funds This Year
  2. Are We Reaching the Limits of Silicon Valley’s Venture Model?
Founders
  1. Handcuffed to Uber (Must read)
  2. Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business
On the Roadmap
  1. The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs
  2. Warren Buffett says that self-driving cars will be bad for insurance companies
Highlighted Angeloopers
  1. Blue Startups (Hawaii Based accelerator)
Events
  1. Come see me pitch Angeloop at Vator Splash, Oakland, CA on May 12th
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Investor Logic

Dear VCs, There’s Something You Need To Know About Raising Funds This Year
Tree of Money …of the 57 funds that closed last quarter, the gross majority of the money ended up in the hands of experienced managers like Accel, Battery, Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Index and Union Square Ventures.
[Read more](https://medium.com/sapphire-ventures-perspectives/dear-vcs-theres-something-you-need-to-know-about-raising-funds-this-year-81b6d63771a1#.gzkwjbuqe)
Are We Reaching the Limits of Silicon Valley’s Venture Model?
Unicorn in a Unitard on a Unicycle With the recent talk of dry bubbles, dirty terms sheets and Unicorpses, perhaps a more timely conversation would be to question whether we’ve reached the limits of the returns that the SIlicon Valley’s blitzscaling venture model can produce.
[Read more](http://bryce.vc/post/143550356005/are-we-reaching-the-limits-of-silicon-valleys)

Founders

Handcuffed to Uber (Must read)
Puppet Master Uber employees who’ve been with the ride-share company for at least a few years have discovered a considerable downside to their ride with the transportation juggernaut. They can’t afford to quit.
[Read more](http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/29/handcuffed-to-uber/)
Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business
Metric Metrics This is Mark Susters piece on KPIs and what they mean for a young team. Not to plug Angeloop, but this is our mantra as well and if you are a startup that needs help instrumenting your business, all you have to do is click here and let the dashboarding begin.
[Read more](https://bothsidesofthetable.com/why-misunderstanding-startup-metrics-can-cost-you-your-business-352923a53dcb)

On the Roadmap

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs
Driverless Truck Shipping a full truckload from L.A. to New York costs around $4,500 today, with labor representing 75 percent of that cost. But those labor savings aren’t the only gains from the adoption of driverless trucks.
[Read more](http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/25/the-driverless-truck-is-coming-and-its-going-to-automate-millions-of-jobs/)

Highlighted Angeloopers

Blue Startups (Hawaii Based accelerator)
Hawaii Life Who wouldn’t want to go chill in Hawaii while going through one of the top 20 accelerators in the US. Say hello to Blue Startups. They are currently on their 7th cohort and have funded some really cool deals. One of which, (Volta) just raised $7.5MM to build electric charging station with display ads. Find out more about Blue Startups here.
[bluestartups.com](http://bluestartups.com/)

Events

Come see me pitch Angeloop at Vator Splash, in Oakland, CA on May 12th.
Oaklands mayor Libby Schaaf will be in da house and a bunch of top Bay Area VCs will be there as well. Mostly just tooting their horn. But they may just hear you out if you’re loud enough.


As always, much love and thug hugs all around,

Igor (@iggsloop)