Ever heard of Traf-o-Data? No, because it was Bill Gates’ failed business idea before he started Microsoft. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, even has a failed auction site with Sotheby’s under his belt. The point is that ideas won’t always convert into profitability.
One of the most important drivers of a successful management team is the relationship between the CEO and the CFO. The CEO is often times the headstrong, overly optimistic driver of the business; and the CFO is often the more mild-mannered, ultra-conservative controller of the company’s purse strings. Too much of one, and the business will race off a cliff, and too much of the other, and the business will suffocate. This post will teach you how to create that perfect harmony in the relationship between your CEO and CFO.
If you are in need of a job or customers, every single one of these companies just raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Everything you need to need to know about the largest global startup funding rounds of Q2 2020; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
Loneliness and isolation are heightened in the midst of the pandemic. Can robots fill a void? Expper’s founder Karén Khachikyan says the company’s robot Robin changes a kid’s perception of medical treatments, where they will no longer feel isolated, lonely, and scared. The innovator explains how his whimsical four-foot robot employs digital facial expressions to form lasting bonds with its young users.
Whether you’re a tech investor, a tech operator, or just a user of tech, the single most important thing in tech is FAMGA, and the profound implications of their domination of tech value creation.
Checklist for developing team connections and building engaged team members as a key step in becoming an effective team leader, even if your team is spread all over the country.
In the last decade or two, companies have achieved market valuations in billions of dollars, while clearly sacrificing revenue to gain users. The pendulum is swinging back, with investors looking more for the traditional indications of business integrity, stability, and growth.
As Founders, we spend an inordinate amount of time setting and pursuing goals, yet the ones that truly matter — the ones that affect us personally — are often amorphous. If we’re spending every waking moment working toward a goal, it stands to reason that our goals should have an insane amount of fidelity.
Thomas Falk, serial entrepreneur and investor at Revel Partners, shares some insight on how private market investors (both PE and VC) can weather a potential downturn with advice on investment opportunities, strategies, and lessons from previous recessions.