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Announcing... DL Dossiers (New in 2021!)

If you’re a DL subscriber, you probably follow the PNW startup and venture landscape pretty closely and you might’ve wondered to yourself, “What are the best startups in Seattle that I should be paying attention to?”

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November 2020 PNW Venture Deals

Here are the PNW startups that announced new fundraising rounds in the month of November. These 24 companies raised more than $275M last month!

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New PNW Unicorns 🦄

In addition to Cradlepoint getting acquired for $1B+ last week, Geekwire wrote a great article on Tanium, a $9B+ cybersecurity company that is moving its headquarters from the Bay Area to Seattle.

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Simple Software Sales Math

David Sacks shared a great thread on the simple math behind setting up an enterprise software sales team last week. Here are the key takeaways:

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October 2020 PNW Venture Deals

Here are the PNW startups that announced new fundraising rounds in the month of October. These 27 companies raised more than $400M last month!

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Kelsey Hightower 💥

What a fantastic profile of Kelsey Hightower in Protocol last week. Hightower is a Principal Engineer at Google Cloud, and he was one of the key contributors to Kubernetes. He literally wrote the book on Kubernetes...

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The 100x Club

The Information wrote a great article last week on “The 100x Club,” which is the group of SaaS startups raising money at 100x revenue multiples.

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Satya's 2020 Bonus

We’re in Q4, which means a lot of people are getting year end bonuses, including the execs at Microsoft! Last week, Microsoft released their FY20 compensation report...

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How Microsoft Plays Games

Why Microsoft is winning in gaming, while Amazon and Google are still trying to figure out why gamers aren’t excited about Luna and Stadia.

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The (Not Failing) Media Company

There were a lot of hot takes on Quibi last week, but this ~170 slide deck on “The (Not Failing) New York Times” is much more interesting.

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