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Author : Roger Lee
Leadership
Nick Mehta, Roger Le...
Board Dynamics 101: Perspectives from A VC and Founder Duo
For founders navigating the stormy waters of entrepreneurship, the effectiveness and engagement of the board…
Sales & Marketing
Roger Lee, Allison P...
Why Customer Success Is Critical for Every Business
Battery Ventures General Partner Roger Lee recently joined Allison Pickens, chief customer officer at Gainsight,…
Consumer
Roger Lee
Uber and Airbnb: Not All Marketplaces are Created Equal
So far, 2017 has been a non-stop PR headache for Uber, and that’s putting it…
Consumer
Roger Lee
Network Effects – The Keys to Ascending the Consumer-Internet Throne
“Category kings”, defined as market-share leaders in particular business sectors, often wind up creating the…
Consumer
Roger Lee
Battery Ventures Network Effect Index
The Battery Ventures Network Effect Index—which includes 36 current or previously publicly traded companies, each…
Leadership
Roger Lee
A VC’s Tips: Communicating with Your Board During Tough Times
For startup CEOs, tough economic periods are like stressful stretches in a marriage: They test…
Leadership
Roger Lee
5 Questions to Ask Before Saying ‘I do’ to Your…
Most entrepreneurs focus on the hard economics of the deal when they negotiate with investors:…
Leadership
Roger Lee
The Founding CEO Transition: Doing it Right
As a venture capitalist I have lived through many founder/CEO transitions--instances in which a founder…
Leadership
Michael Brown, Roger...
Choose More Diverse Boards
A few weeks ago, we were approached by a prominent Silicon Valley executive we both…
Sales & Marketing
Roger Lee
The Software Entrepreneur’s Playbook: You’ve Heard of LAMP? Here’s the…
You’ve perhaps heard of the LAMP stack, the standard web-service building blocks of Linux, Apache,…
Sales & Marketing
Roger Lee
The Unlikely Birth of Customer Success—in St. Louis
A few years ago, I started noticing a strange business problem plaguing some of the…
Application Software
Roger Lee
Software Entrepreneur’s Playbook: Big Data Meets HR
Big data has permeated almost all aspects of the enterprise today—from sales and marketing to…