Mark Suster

Mark Suster is the managing partner at Upfront Ventures, the leading Los Angeles-based venture firm.

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Stock Market Drops. VCs Hold Partner Meetings. What Happens Next?

<em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msuster">@msuster</a>) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at <a href="http://www.grppartners.com">GRP

One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own

<strong><a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tl%3Bdr" target="_blank">tl;dr</a> version:</strong> If you're an entrepreneur or VC or will be working in this industry - <a href="ht

Twitter, Jobs, Democracy and The US Elections

I recently wrote a post about the open nature of Twitter and why I'm long on its future. I know it's easier to write "horse race" stories about who's signing up more users, raising more funding or who

Twitter Drives 4x as Much Traffic as You Think. Here’s Why …

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/screaming-twitter.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msuster">@msust

On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bubble.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msuster">@msuster</

What To Do When A Tech Giant Decides To Eat Your Lunch

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/800-pound-tech-company.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msu

Why Startups Should Raise Money at the Top End of Normal

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bull-market.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msuster">@msus

Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/trump-youre-fired.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msuster">@msust

You Need to Win the Battle for Share of Mind

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/share-of-mind.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msuster">@msuster</

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/a-few-key-hires-make-all-the-difference.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by Mark Suster (<a href="htt

The Future of Advertising Will Be Integrated

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/bain-iab-study-2009.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by Mark Suster (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/m

What Should You Do With Your Crappy Little Services Business?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/small-fish.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by Mark Suster (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msuster">@

9 Women Can’t Make a Baby in a Month

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/pregnant-sisters1.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by Mark Suster (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msu

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/blogging-photo1.jpg" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by Mark Suster (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msust

Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude over Aptitude)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/now-hiring.jpg" /></a> Startups. We know the mantra: Team matters. Is this philosophy exaggerated? Overrated? Cliché? No. Team is the onl

This Post Has Nothing to do with #SXSW

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/magritte.jpg" /></a>For the next four days if you're in the tech industry you're going to hear a non-stop stream of information about SXSW. It

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/justin-bieber.jpg" /></a> I know what you're thinking - link bait title, right? Wrong. I will stand 100% behind my assertions in this post.

What’s The Real Deal With AngelList?

<img src='http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/angellist.jpg' /> <em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by Mark Suster (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/m

How Many Investors Are Too Many?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/screen-shot-2011-02-22-at-10-28-01-am3.png" /></a> <em><strong>Editor’s Note:</strong> This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepre

Can You Really Build A Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/sand-hill-road.jpg" /><em><strong>Editor’s Note: </strong>This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Si
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