“I thought I was doing the right thing by raising more and more money, but now I’m stuck with so little equity that my upside is super limited. On top of that, the probability that we’ll ever reach the exit we need to (in my lifetime) to make this worthwhile is a long shot. What are my options here?”
Can I get rich without an exit? There’s a chance that my startup may never be the next Facebook or Google, but does that mean I’m resigned to being the salt mines of startup life always wishing I was them? I want that good life too — so what’s my option?
It’s becoming pretty clear we’re not going to be able to raise our next round of funding. I feel like no one is giving any clear direction about what to do from here. Do we keep waiting? Shut it down? Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about this?
I know that someday my startup can achieve all of my life dreams and make me happy (right?). But right now everything is a mess and I feel like crap. What can I do to get my head around some goals that can get me fired up again to press on?
Everyone is trying to understand Gen Z — what they’re thinking, how they’re interacting. The fascination makes sense: Gen Zers represent 35% of the global population, $143bn in spending power, and are influencing tech trends and culture at a more rapid pace than ever before. Meagan Loyst of Lerer Hippeau surveyed the group on their likes, dislikes, feelings, and predictions — and here’s what she found.
t is clearly a job seekers market right now, which affords them the opportunity to take the best of competing offers, even if they have already accepted a previous offer, and “ghost” their new employer by never showing up on their first day, which is happening in record numbers and is not a cool move, at all So, to save you all the tedious effort of having to go back and restart your recruiting efforts after making bad offers or hires, it is important you get it right in the first place.
I’m so busy being heads down trying to build my startup that I don’t even know what success would look and feel like. When a Founder is finally successful, where does that feeling of accomplishment come from, and do we even notice when it happens?
Many of the startup investors I know are disappointed that so few of the startup ideas they see are really innovative or disruptive. Most of us are incremental or linear thinkers, and we miss the really big opportunities, like the next smartphone or space travel. That ability to “see around the next corner” seems to be […]
Innovation is the key to long-term business success, both in startups as well as established organizations. Yet every business and every entrepreneur I know struggles with this challenge, focused on hiring the right people and implementing the right process. Yet, in my experience, the key seems to be more a discipline of innovative thinking from […]
If you are frustrated by a lack of accountability in your workplace, you are not alone. The real question is what you can do to improve it, as a manager, or even as a concerned team member. Accountability is all about taking responsibility for getting things done as expected, without excuses. Low accountability leads to mistrust, low […]