Why Startups Fall Apart at 50 Employees

“Hitting chaos at 50 employees could mean several positive things. For one, it definitely means a company is growing, likely faster than planned. And as long as the growth doesn’t get too far out of hand, that’s a good problem to have. Chaos is also a sign that your company’s executives are spending time building…

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36 Fundraising Tips For Series A

”Raising a Series A isn’t like raising your seed round. What probably took you a few weeks with minimal fuss is going to get a lot slower. Series A rounds can take months to close and involve a lot more due diligence. You’re probably wondering what metrics you need to guarantee a Series A.” Learn the…

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How to Explain Your Business (in Fewer Words)

”When you start with the problem, you ground your business in a real-world context. You present your business as purposeful, urgent, and user-centered. But something else happens when you tell someone about a problem. It triggers a ‘solution reflex’: when people identify with problems, they instinctively want solutions. Activating the solution reflex is a powerful…

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How Great Founders Present Their Vision

“It’s pretty clear that a vision should describe an inspiring future product that will help a large number of people — and make lots of money in the process. However, after hearing many responses to the ‘vision’ question, I noticed that the visions of great founders have something else.” Get to the answer reading the…

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How A Free Service Made Its Founder A Billionaire — He Understood One Thing That The Industry Didn’t

“People don’t behave the way you wish them to behave. Human nature is human nature. If you want to create a successful product, you need to go with people’s psychology, not against it. Ek grasped that the changes that were happening in society were here to stay. You either go with the flow, and see where the…

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6 Proven Ways to Boost Your Startup Valuation

”How should a founder or CEO strategize to get their company higher valuations? Have you ever wondered why one company sold for 2x revenue while another, in the same sector, sold for 6x the revenue? Or how your competitor just raised 100 million dollars with revenue in the low 10s?” Read complete article to learn…

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The One Question You Never Want VCs to Ask After Your Pitch

”When founders pitch properly, VCs don’t ask for financial projections because the VCs implicitly understand how much revenue is available and the plan for capturing it. In contrast, no matter how great you feel about your pitch, and no matter how enthusiastic the VC you’re pitching seems, a request for financial projections usually signals the…

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