A look at how to counter the key organizational impediments to fast transformation even in businesses with top management committed to first-mover speed and agility.
Moving past the hysteria, computer vision is a defining element of intelligent machines transforming mechanical movements into dynamic workflows.
Getting investors to trust you with their money is always a challenge, and it’s even more difficult in the early stages, where you don’t have a significant revenue stream, a few customers, or maybe even a product yet. At these stages, it’s all about you, and your ability to communicate and execute effectively. Here is my list of red flags that cause many investors to look elsewhere.
Management of a growing company is a learnable skill, and in my view, it starts with a focus on the following key principles.
The notable European Tech startup fundings for the week ending 14/3/20 featuring funding details for Instanda, Lince Works, Pixpay, and much much more.
The term Black Swan was coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, and former Wall Street quant trader, and was popularized after the meltdown that resulting after the Financial crisis of 2008. Per Investopedia, the definition of a black swan event is: A black swan is an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected […]
The “rules of thumb” that smart investors look for should be the same ones that you use to assess your own risks and set reasonable expectations for progress and success for your startup and its finances.
History tends to repeat itself. We have good times and not so good times. The market is cyclical. With the election turmoil ahead we were already poised for uncertainty. Coronavirus pored a lot of gasoline on this fire. Yesterday Sequoia Capital called Coronavirus the Black Swan of 2020. This is a dramatic description, but an […]
As a startup advisor, I see too many entrepreneurs get distracted by technology or their favorite cause, and then wonder why they can’t find an investor, attract customers, or build a long-term business. Every startup needs to start with an honest assessment of how they provide customer value, and how that translates into a sustainable […]
Think of big companies like the Death Star. On the outset, it’s a planet killer. But its weakness, (other than a really questionably-architected ventilation system), is that it moves at a glacial pace. I spent 10 years running a digital agency working with these Fortune 500 giants like BMW, Best Buy and Eli Lilly. What […]