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Dear Dumb Venture Capitalist

I would say you know who you are, but by definition you don’t. After all, the average person thinks they are an above average driver. So read this to see if you meet the criteria: You don’t realize you are going out of business I don’t know the exact math, but I hear it again and again: the top 2% of firms generate 98% of the returns in venture capital. Once you’ve raised a fund […]

Email Etiquette for all Startup CEOs

There are many things CEOs care about, but arguably one of the most important things is their time. Whether they are running a Fortune 500 company or a startup company, CEOs have a lot on their plate and in a global economy every second counts. When I first entered the startup world I wrote novel-like emails to my team members. This ended in long drawn out email chains that took up a great majority of my […]

Want Make a Successful StartUp? You Need these 12 Things

Find existing problems before devising solutions. What pain do you or others have? Survey your competition. What are their strength, weaknesses and strategies. Have clear explanations for why you are better than your competition. It helps you prepare for how to convince your customers. Determine who will use your products. Make no assumptions. Be realistic. Talk about your idea to potential customers. Don’t worry about people stealing your idea. Truth is, people won’t steal it, […]