Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact, angel investors now fund over twice as many companies, according to Crunchbase. A major chunk of this activity is provided by the newer class of “super angels,” who often look more like micro-VCs, except that […]
Like the city that hosts the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) there is a lot of noise on the show floor. Sifting through the lights, sounds, and people can be an arduous task even for the most experienced CES attendees. Hidden past the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) is a walkway to a tech […]
Every aspiring business leader and entrepreneur needs to understand their seven leadership initiatives, as summarized and paraphrased here.
We don’t do a great job of talking about the most important cost of starting a company – our mental and emotional well-being. Every bit of startup life chips away at our lives as a constant grind. It’s a journey few of us truly appreciate until we are too far into it. It’s time to start having a more open conversation about what it really costs to be a startup Founder.
Business acquisitions are rarely easy or straightforward. Things can get messy, and it’s important to do your research.
If your startup doesn’t have a customer profile yet, it’s time to stop, rewind, and get on it. Here’s how.
A common complaint I hear from my startup clients and many entrepreneurs is that rapid growth is more difficult than ever anticipated. The assumption usually is that more money is needed for marketing, or another round of new development is needed on the product.
There’s nothing worse in business than firing someone. I’m not usually the one who does it at VaynerMedia anymore since we’ve grown to so many employees, but when I did I would spend a month figuring out how to make myself feel better about it. We’re not in the one-, two- or three-strike policy here […]
At our core, startup Founders are all frauds. We’re forged from the fiery embers of uncertainty, guesswork and crippling self doubt. And the only way to beat the imposter syndrome that is being a “Founder Fraud” is to embrace the fraud.
What happens when millions of e-commerce stores are fighting to get discovered on only three primary websites (Amazon, Google, and Facebook) where consumers are looking for potential shopping solutions?