One of the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make is giving away too much equity, before or shortly after their launch. Typically, that happens because they either don’t understand or fail to model their dilution. Here’s a hypothetical example ofRead more
An advisory board can be a powerful asset that can make a huge difference to the outcome of your startup. Aside from advice and expertize, it can provide a necessary social proof required to close big deals with partners andRead more
Many entrepreneurs are obsessed with finding a great idea. But ideas are worthless without a great execution. In fact, the best ideas actually come from the process of execution. And the sooner you execute, the more likely you are toRead more
Richard Branson is a remarkable entrepreneur. He is also a very different kind of entrepreneur. Over his life, he started over 400 companies, from music studios signing likes of Rolling Stones or Sex Pistols to a space travel business VirginRead more
Making a hugely successful app like Snapchat or Angry Birds has little to do with luck. There are some consistent patterns among these apps that make it possible to reach that kind of popularity. Even before you get on wireframingRead more
There are plenty of guides on ‘how to find investors’ but most offer a generic advice such as ‘decide on the type of investors you need’ or ‘use your network.’ Another advice revolves around pitching tips and networking advice. ButRead more
Sequoia’s list of characteristics of startup with the best chance of becoming an enduring company has been around for a while, yet if you’re an entrepreneur looking for the right direction, it’s still the best place to start. These characteristicsRead more
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