Everything you need to need to know about the largest global startup funding rounds of December 2019; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
It’s that time of year again! Annual tech, startup and funding predictions for the coming year. However, before we look ahead, let’s first take a look back at the 2019 predictions. I must say that unlike a few other years I seem to have nailed the 2019 picks, but have a look and let me know […]
I am a capitalist and in the words of Gordon Gekko “Greed is Good”. I believe in the continuity of self-interest, the invisible hand, and greed to drive the markets. However, the manner in which “high-growth” companies are looking to get to their public offerings is a systemic problem. Here has been the formula for […]
One of the big questions that every entrepreneur struggles with is how much funding they should request from investors in the first round. They know from forums such as Shark Tank on TV that asking for either too much or too little will derail credibility in the eyes of the investor, and leave the entrepreneur with no […]
The notable startup fundings for the week ending 12/21/19 featuring funding details for Osano, CallMiner, Grail, and much much more.
Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than that. It takes leadership ability, as well as a good idea, to make a successful entrepreneur, and great […]
Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved. According to an old but still relevant survey by Bain & Company, 80% of businesses believe they have differentiated offerings, but only 8% of customers agree.
If our startup has stalled, that doesn’t mean we’ve given up on it, it just means we have to figure out where it best fits in our lives.