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Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Start-up Lessons. &# If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. Sometimes they’re working full time at a company or sometimes they’ve already left their employer and they’re bouncing around ideas with friends.

Austin Start-up MailLift Joins 500 Startups

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I met fellow hustler Brian Curliss about 2 years ago at a Startup Weekend event that I was covering. So what is MailLift ?

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons Building companies is hard work. I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze. We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. Tags: Start-up Advice

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons. Building companies is hard work. I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze. We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. Our company was completely euphoric. We were unprepared.

The seven attributes of a highly successful start–up CEO

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I met Kirsten Mangers several years ago after she successfully sold her startup, Webvisible. By David Friedman. Culture Maven. Chief Recruiter.

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Startups: What are your odds for success?

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Starting a company is HARD – in so many ways. I read several years ago, that the average startup restaurant lasts only about a year.

Project cash flow – not just profit – during start-up.

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Cash is everything to a new business. How many times do we have to say this? An accrual statement is nice to produce. General

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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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Many people start companies arse backwards. This is one of the biggest source of future problems for the company. Sorry.

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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The Motive for Speaking Up. ” “Mark has a vested interest in talking down valuations of startups.” goes into a startup.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

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I live in LA and fund startups. So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. Online technology company that distributes video.

The best advice startups will never follow

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Starting up Raising moneyLet me tell you a few short hair-raising stories of entrepreneurs who have raised money and regretted it later.

The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. Period. Full Stop for you Brits.)

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

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I recently did a post for startups on understanding sales people. But I do have more insight into understanding your startup team.

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What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

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I was reading Danielle Morrill’s blog post today on whether one’s “ Startup Burn Rate is Normal. I love how transparently Danielle lives her startup (& encourages other to join in) because it provides much needed transparency to other startups. But what IS the right amount of burn for a company?

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience. Why Buy Mine?

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Startup CTO

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I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

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After 20 years: Updating the Berkus Method of valuation

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There is a universal truth: fewer than one in a thousand start-ups meet or exceed their projected revenues in the periods planned.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.

Don’t be a Grin Fucker

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Years ago I was working in England and I worked for a very big company – Accenture. But then I started to see it happening internally.

Should Your Startup Have an Advisory Board?

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. Many startup companies hire advisory boards. So you set up advisory meetings.

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

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This is part of my ongoing posts on Startup Advice. So what if you’re already a mid-stage startup. I’m not one of those.

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Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company

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Is another, Los Angeles consumer startup-- The Honest Company --about to be acquired by Unilever ? An unconfirmed report Thursday afternoon, from TechCrunch, says that Unilever is in early talks to acquire the company, founded by Jessica Alba and SoCal serial entrepreneur Brian Lee. READ MORE>>.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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This was evident at the Twiistup pre-event company pitch last week at UCLA. I’m not saying the companies were bad – many were not.

How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)

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This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. I have a new startup in the space that I think would interest you. Waste.

Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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This is part of my startup advice series. It’s still important advice for startup founders and something that I’m passionate about.

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Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair

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2016 was a good year to be a tech startup in LA, and, with the $25 billion planned public offering for the city’s startup darling, Snap Inc.,

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

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We all like to think of startups as “non hierarchic&# organizations and to some extent that should be true. Attention to detail matters.

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The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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Or more precisely the people espousing the benefits of distributed startups teams are often distributed and therefore self rationalizing it.

Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period

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Thus, the "best" place for you to start your company is the community you want to live in. Establish your startup in a beach town.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. Factual.

Startup CTO Resources

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I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

The Danger of Crocodile Sales

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This is part of my series on Startup Advice. Let’s assume you run a Customer Support software company. Nobody likes that. Never.

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Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, mixed-gender teams produce patents that are cited up to 42% more often.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company

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However, you do not need to start a business to begin exercising your entrepreneurial muscles. Advise A Startup. “By Unknown. Great.

Building Products for Mass Adoption

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I think this is a perfect way to think about the world when you’re designing your product / company. He is both. Blah, blah, blah.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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This is part of my ongoing series called “ Start-up Lessons.&#. Like Chris Dixon I grew up programing. So back to MBAs.

Running More Effective Board Meetings at Startups

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We started with our financial statements. So I changed things up and became much happier with my results. Then competition. But wait?

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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I was at a dinner recently in Chicago and the table discussion was about building great companies outside of Silicon Valley. I think startup communities being simple cheerleaders doesn’t help anyone. I started my career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) so I went to Chicago many times a year for nearly 9 years.

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

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Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. He agreed to make this data public which is awesome.

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