1. Seed is the New A, A is the New B

    Seed is the New A, A is the New B

    Peter Wagner

    Last year Wing unveiled its inaugural study of the changing nature of early stage financing. This is based on our “V21” analysis, which includes only technology companies financed by one of a select group of the industry’s top venture firms. This year’s analysis reveals an acceleration of the trends that we measured last year. The Seed phase is rapidly expanding to encompass a broad segment of company development. Meanwhile, Series A investors are applying ever-stricter and ever-more mature investment criteria, looking for factors traditionally reserved for the Series B. Now more than ever, “Seed is the new A, and A is the new B”.

  2. The Biggest Thing in Sales Since the Commission

    The Biggest Thing in Sales Since the Commission

    Peter Wagner

    To our knowledge, SetSail is the first independent company to develop an AI-powered sales compensation system. The SetSail system is equally rooted in the fields of machine learning and behavioral economics. The ML part taps into primary data sources to make an objective measurement of deal status. Principles of behavioral economics are used to offer real-time incentives that reward forward progress, even before the deal closes.

  3. Wing Tech Briefing

    Wing Tech Briefing

    Rajeev Chand

    The Wing Tech Briefing is an expertly-curated summary of the most important news in tech as relevant to corporate executives, founders, and venture investors.

  4. Crypto Sentiment Survey (February 2019)

    Crypto Sentiment Survey (February 2019)

    Zach DeWitt

    During the week of February 11th, I worked with an active and prominent crypto angel and we surveyed 91 people in the crypto industry. The goal of the survey is to better understand the near-term market sentiment from people on the front lines. (Almost) everyone who participated in the survey is actively building, investing or studying in the crypto ecosystem.

  5. Announcing Wing's Investment In Obsidian Security

    Announcing Wing's Investment In Obsidian Security

    Gaurav Garg

    We have been waiting to invest in precisely what Obsidian has built since the founding of Wing – Identity as the new Security Perimeter – as we are in a world where the traditional network-based security perimeter, aka the Firewall Complex, is becoming ever more irrelevant to the enterprise with the transition from On-Premise to SaaS Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, and Mobile Usage.

  6. Wing Summit on Security

    Wing Summit on Security

    Rajeev Chand

    Wing is pleased to announce the Wing Summit on Security, taking place on March 4, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. The Wing Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only meeting for senior corporate executives and prominent entrepreneurs to discuss and debate what’s next. The summit includes interactive content discussions and high-quality networking in an intimate, off-the-record setting.

  7. Wing Academy—What a Great CFO Does for a Startup

    Wing Academy—What a Great CFO Does for a Startup

    Rajeev Chand

    The Wing Academy is an exclusive, invitation-only series for startup Founders and CEOs to learn on domain topics of critical importance to company-building. The Academy features a curriculum taught by leading entrepreneurs in Business Tech and delivered through a combination of frameworks, data sets, case studies, and interactive dialogue.

  8. Wing Welcomes Rajeev Chand

    Wing Welcomes Rajeev Chand

    Gaurav Garg

    We are thrilled to welcome Rajeev Chand, long-time friend of Wing, as our Partner and Head of Research. At Wing, Rajeev will drive Wing’s thought leadership, connections, and visibility. He will conduct and present proprietary research, host exclusive summits and meetings, and build and manage a differentiated founder and executive network.

  9. Wing Welcomes Sunil Chokshi

    Wing Welcomes Sunil Chokshi

    Gaurav Garg

    All of us at Wing are incredibly excited to welcome Sunil Chokshi as our Talent Partner. In this role, Sunil will proactively develop and support key talent relationships across a variety of functional areas, with the goal of helping our early-stage portfolio companies scale.

  10. Wing Private Dinner – The CEO Vault

    Wing Private Dinner – The CEO Vault

    Rajeev Chand

    Over the past two months, Wing hosted the first two in its private dinner series specifically for tech CEOs. The dinner series is called “The CEO Vault” and is limited to 6 private company CEOs each.

  11. Wing Welcomes Jake Flomenberg

    Wing Welcomes Jake Flomenberg

    Peter Wagner

    Jake is an unusual talent, and has that rare combination of insight, judgment, operating skill, the learning mindset and deep partnering ability that we have found to be essential in early stage venture capital.

  12. Aircraft Carriers, Death Stars and Why “Seed is the New A” (Exec Version)

    Aircraft Carriers, Death Stars and Why “Seed is the New A” (Exec Version)

    Peter Wagner

    The early-stage financing world is changing rapidly. But what won’t change is what it takes to build a great company, and the absolute priority and intense difficulty of laying the foundation right the first time. The very best entrepreneurs will be extremely thoughtful about what sorts of partners they seek out and who they choose to listen to.