Are there any benefits to being a Founder who came from nothing? What kind of behaviors or expectations might they have which are an advantage at a startup company and why?
How many follow up emails should I be sending prospective investors? How do I toe the line between being consistent on my follow up and just being a straight-up stalker? I don’t want to miss my opportunity but I’m not sure how this game is played exactly.
Every startup success is a function of great people, products, and profits. But there is no magic formula on how to bring these together a second time, but there are some good insights on the parameters in a classic startup business parable, Endless Encores.
Why are we perfectly comfortable using money as the metric for startup success at the expense of pretty much every other aspect of our lives? When we use money as the only metric, what other compromises are we making to get there, and frankly, is it even worth it?
During our recent ‘Moving up the Ranks’ Zoom panel, an amazing group of speakers across various startup industries, Gary Kleigman, Jamie Coakley, Grace Ouma-Cabezas, and Zofia Ciechowska, delved into a wealth of topics relevant to anyone in a startup environment. They shared how they progressed in their own careers, how to successfully make a career pivot, and went deep […]
The seven capital assets that are the core required to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and produce real economic value for your startup and the rest of us.
Why do we talk about how big our startups could be before we talk about how likely we are to get there? What’s the point of going after a billion dollars if we can far more likely achieve a million dollars? Who’s really driving these decisions?
Pitch decks come in a lot of flavors. We’ve seen five pages, we’ve seen fifty. We’ve seen them sparsely punctured with bullet points, we’ve seen what might have happened if David Foster Wallace wrote a novel in PowerPoint. Where’s the golden mean? What can you throw away and what sparks joy?