Eighty to ninety percent of all startups are doomed to fail. While there are many reasons for this, one of the most important is that entrepreneurs don’t have the negotiation skills they will need. Founders must learn how to prevent, detect, and respond to potential negotiation mistakes throughout the life of their companies. Based on […]
The challenge for all of us in business is to improve competitiveness by improving employee productivity and reducing costs. According to Gartner, one of the biggest drags on productivity is employee engagement, still hovering around 30 percent, and costing our businesses over $450 billion per year. I believe the only way to improve engagement is to […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 4/10/19 featuring funding details for Extend.
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest US startup funding rounds from the first quarter of 2019. I have included some additional information such as industry, company description, round type, founders, and total equity funding raised to further the analysis. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TOP US STARTUP FUNDINGS […]
The goal of strategic design thinking is to understand and solve a problem for its consumer. This method is applied to the design of intangible services and processes, which is an idea we have become familiar with in the new Age of Experience.
Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. In a moment of crisis, you may be tempted to take on the first person expressing interest as a cofounder. This would be a mistake, and could easily cost you your startup.
Over 4.2 billion people send mobile messages and most of these mobile messages are sent with the traditional black text and grey bubble. While this generic layout may be fine when chatting with friends, it isn’t effective for brands who need to communicate with consumers via mobile message thus OpenMessage created the first Mobile Message […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 4/9/19 featuring funding details for Canoe.
I have long thought movie stars and sports heroes were drastically overpaid in comparison to their contributions to society. For example, teachers are teaching future generations of kids, and get paid pennies in comparison. And, even well-paid doctors saving lives, are paid a small fraction of what a basketball star gets paid to simply play […]
Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the month of March nationally, where over $6.4B was invested into startups. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) including […]
A look at whether you should you be running multiple companies at the same time…