Is this you – “I’m thinking about raising capital but I don’t know where to start. How do I start building a network of people who can help make introductions to investors and guide me through the process”. Read on…
I saw someone in your social network that I’d love to get an introduction to. How can I make that ask while making you feel good about doing it?
A Founder that doesn’t understand startup finance is a liability to the company.
As Founders, we spend an inordinate amount of time setting and pursuing goals, yet the ones that truly matter — the ones that affect us personally — are often amorphous. If we’re spending every waking moment working toward a goal, it stands to reason that our goals should have an insane amount of fidelity.
Tons of people say that having a cofounder is a huge advantage in a startup. I’m going through the process right now and I want to make sure I’m asking the right questions about whether a cofounder works for me. I understand the upsides, but really what keeps me up at night are the downsides. What should I be asking myself?
It looks like we’re going to have scale down operations. Does this mean we’ve failed? Is this really just the start of our downward spiral? How should I be thinking about contraction?
I’m watching all of the world implode right now — surely there has to be some good that can come of all this madness, right? What happens when the dust settles? Is there some opportunity for me to grow while everything else is shrinking?
“I’m a cash-poor startup Founder looking to bring on my first employees. I can’t afford full salaries, so what creative options can I use to get the help I need?”
You may be in a position where you have to make some very tough decisions about your team and its future. Here are a few tips to help you navigate that journey.
You guys keep talking about how your whole business is run in 5 day sprints. How could you run a company that big with such a short window of focus? Don’t you need longer planning cycles to make things work?