Black Swan

It seems like the VC/ startup community is blowing up over this “Black Swan” post by Sequoia.

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In reality, this is a pretty level headed memo. Especially if you put that against their RIP Good Times deck.

The large points are:

  • Ensure you’re not running fat
  • Prepare that your business model is about to get stress tested
  • If you’re in the process of raising, rethink your possible burn-rate and cash on hand to push out (or speed up) and avoid a possible down round
  • And lastly – don’t run beyond your own fundamentals!

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