This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community.Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.

Hi Alumni Ventures Community,

Building something new and innovative requires a lot of experimentation and “learning by doing,” but there’s efficiency in learning from others who’ve built something similar before. Below, find a few of my favorite reading and listening recommendations for other builders.

Venture on,

- Mike Collins


This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community. Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.

Hi AVG Community,

I love hiring athletes. They tend to know how to compete, put the team before the individual, and grind out incremental improvement through disciplined, daily practice. While perhaps not trendy, these attributes have stood the test of time when it comes to building great things — startups included. …


This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community. Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.

Hi AVG Community,

Twitter contains a universe of minds — and that includes a robust representation of venture capitalists. They run the gamut from provocative to thoughtful, inspirational, optimistic, and contrarian. Below I offer some recommendations on reliably good accounts to follow, as well as a few meta articles about venture capitalists on Twitter. …


This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community. Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.

Hi AVG Community,

At its core, venture capital investing is about decision-making. So is life…and so is poker.

Underlying decision making is human biology (the hardware), brain science (the reprogrammable operating system), heuristics and experiences (the programs and data). …


This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community. Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.

Hi AVG Community,

Insight into human motivation is a superpower that great leaders either inherently possess or have developed through hard work. In VC, it’s particularly important in not only running our firm, but evaluating investments. COVID-19 has accelerated some trends that address the very nature of work-important topics all of us are facing. Below, I share a few of my

Venture on,


This VC/Unpacked series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurship and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community.Have a recommendation for VC/Unpacked? Tell us about it.

Hi AVG Community,

It’s a false dichotomy to claim that you have to choose between being a good, analytical, hard-nosed entrepreneur and having a powerful, positive impact on society. Here are some of my go-tos for keeping perspective, balance, and meaning in my life.

Venture on,

- Mike Collins


This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community.

Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.


A message to our community from Mike Collins, CEO

Thanksgiving is a holiday rooted in gratitude, most often celebrated by family and friends sitting down together to break bread, catch up, and be thankful. Granted, in the midst of a pandemic, Thanksgiving will look different for many this year.

While news of a vaccine gives us cause for optimism, the timeline for our lives to return to normal remains uncertain. Yet I have many reasons to be excited about what the future will bring, despite the negatives of 2020.

This year, AVG has been privileged to witness revolutionary ideas, executed…


This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community.

Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.

Hi AVG Community,

I believe anyone can improve materially in almost any endeavor. This includes becoming a venture capital investor. But it comes with intense study, reps, and learning from the best — all complemented by some losses and other stressors that sharpen your focus. You want to be better at chess, you don’t just play. …


This series curates great content that folks interested in entrepreneurism and venture capital should explore. Some are from my own must list; others have been suggested by our community.

Have a recommendation? Tell us about it.

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