Hey, I'm Dan! I'm the CEO of Plus and a venture partner at Madrona. I write the DL, a newsletter about tech in the Pacific Northwest

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The DL's 20 Slides on 2020

If you want to get caught up on what happened in the PNW startup and tech markets last year, here’s my 20 slide summary of what happened in 2020. Some of the highlights:


Back to growth mode?

When the pandemic first hit in March, many startups and VCs were ready for “The End.” However, over the last five months, not only have companies like Apple hit new highs, startups like Brex and Airbnb are seeing...


How COVID-19 Will Impact Startup Valuations

Last week, I shared some opinions on what’s going to happen to the startup market over the next few quarters. But this week, I thought I’d get some data instead of just speculating (breaking all sorts of VC rules 🙃).