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Series A investors look for businesses that are ready to scale rapidly for the next 3-5 years. Attractive candidates will have shown strong growth in recent months and that growth will be...

Building The Right Startup Team

I’m resolving to work on the most important part of my own startup, the team. Specifically, I’m going to try as hard as possible to deserve to work with my co-founders, who...

6 Reasons Why Your Conversion Rate Is Zero

Nothing is worse that abandoning a good idea because it ended with zero % conversion rate. That’s called a false negative. Here are a few things to check when our conversion rate looks so...

How To Successfully Build A Marketplace Startup

From AirBnB to Uber, marketplace businesses have disrupted industry after industry. Their ability to leverage technology to connect buyers and suppliers directly without middlemen make them an attractive opportunity for founders...

Why Your Product Team Is Failing

I build teams that build products. It’s my thing that I do. Engineering, Design, Marketing, and Product Management. That’s what I did with the pretty-big Firefox team at Mozilla. That’s what...

The Brutal Truth about Marketing Your Software Product

We tend to hear a lot about software industry success stories. But most of us mere mortals have to fail a few times before we learn enough to succeed. In this...

6 Questions To Ask When Considering Funding For Your Startup

Do you have an up-to-date business plan? A business plan is essential if you’re planning on raising any kind of finance (venture, angel, bank etc.) and an up-to-date one including cash flow...

Overcoming the Ego

Many of us would, if we knew what on earth the ego was. Indeed, trying to understand the totality of the human psyché is complex. Plato and Aristotle divided our psyché into three...

How To Successfully Grow A Marketplace

Here are some important aspects of building a marketplace. Key takeaways Track marketplace health metrics Focus on creating trust between buyers and sellers Balance liquidity as you scale Leverage buyers and sellers to scale fast Try to raise...

Why You Should Work For Someone Else Before Starting Up

When you look online for advice about entrepreneurship, you will see a lot of "just do it": The best way to get experience... is to start a startup. So, paradoxically, if you're...

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