Is there a difference in how you should pitch investors from East Coast to West Coast (or Silicon Alley vs. Silicon Valley)?
Question: Should I use personality tests for recruiting/developing employees? Why or why not? Seven entrepreneurs weigh in on what could go right — as well as why this strategy could lead you down the wrong path.
To all of the world’s entrepreneurs, hustlers and businessmen: Congratulations! You succeeded at something many people only dream to be able to do – launch a company. Now what? My partner, Yakir Gola, and I understand the excitement and anxiety that go along with building a company. In 2013, the launch of our first business, […]
When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills and goals. I found my cofounder John Rampton by reaching out on Twitter and asking […]
Don’t just pick a title. Pick the role that you’re best suited for as a founder. Prior to founding Adored, I was the CTO of Dyn, an engineering-first internet performance company. I thoroughly enjoyed the role, especially the opportunities it gave me to speak with members of the tech community. When moving to Adored, I […]
What is one piece of advice you would give a fellow founder preparing to raise a Series A for the first time? Get Warm Introductions “Make sure you are getting your network to warm up your introductions. It makes a world of difference. I think it is really important to be systematic about identifying the […]
Zalmi Duchman, CEO of The Fresh Diet, explains how his initially bootstrapped business harnessed the power of free online tools and equity partners to build success. Without the money to pay top talent, Duchman followed these two pieces of advice to achieve growth: Use free tools, such as social media, to generate PR and get customers in the door. […]
Finding mentors is hard; finding a fellow female entrepreneur to mentor you can seem even harder.
Where can young entrepreneurs (who may not have big networks yet) find mentors? At Volunteer Events “Any community is bound to have startup organizations devoted to helping. Call those people up and volunteer to do logistics, take tickets at events or any other menial task. It’s a great way to get to shake hands with […]
When Pets.com collapsed in November 2000, it took 300 million dollars in investment capital with it. In doing so, it became the poster child for everything wrong with the dot-com boom. While there are a number of reasons for Pets.com’s failure, one of the most important was that is consistently undercharged its customers. In order […]
If you’ve raised startup capital from family or friends, what is one tip you’d give a fellow entrepreneur to make sure the deal doesn’t affect the relationship? Under-promise and Over-Deliver “Set extremely clear expectations. Don’t tell friends or family that you are the next Google or Facebook. Even if it’s possible, it’s unlikely. Convey […]