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Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

Xconomy

Another new startup he’s involved with is focused on the neurobehavioral field, he says. No longer. Daniel joined Celgene in 2006.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Many people start companies arse backwards.  Most lawyers that  work with startups are willing to work on a deferred payment schedule. 

The best advice startups will never follow

Berkonomics

The problem, of course, comes if the business fails.   Starting up Raising moneyIgnition!

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

Both Sides of the Table

But I do have more insight into understanding your startup team. Let’s start with the basics. Every great tech startup needs one.

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3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience.  I know I didn’t. 

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Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up. good Startup CTO will naturally address these.

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Scaling Sales: Arming & Aiming – Objection Handling

Both Sides of the Table

Some objections are real and they end up becoming changes to your product, your service plan or your pricing / bundling. Whatever.

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The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

Both Sides of the Table

They announced their European expansion plans and put pressure on us to feel the need to keep up. Our first big institutional round was $16.5

Intro to the LA Startup Scene

Tech Zulu Event

Sam taught a second rendition of the class in February and over 700 people signed up. Guest article by Eva Hibnick with General Assembly LA.

Asking Questions More Effectively

Both Sides of the Table

Boom!  He started opening up.  He literally pulled out a list of all of his investments in the area and started walking us through why he had invested.

Financing a Start-Up

Tech Coast Venture Network

Virgina Lorimor There are several options for financing a start-up business that tend to follow a natural course in a business’ development: Personal Investment. This is where all entrepreneurs have to start. “OC’s Premier Incubator – Supporting Start-Up Businesses in Our Business Collective&#.

The Resetting of the Startup Industry

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Much has changed in the past four months of the technology startup world and how outsiders value the business. Start early.

Toronto Based Start Up Readitfor.me | Reads Books for You

Tech Zulu Event

For newly launched start up, Readitfor.me He thought, ‘of course they haven’t read them, when would they get time?’ Time is money.

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

Both Sides of the Table

There’s no place for that in a startup. Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Start-up Advice Startup Advice MySpace dithered.

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Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course [ SANTA MONICA ]

Tech.Co

Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course. comprehensive course on how to build a successful startup from A to Z. Course Costs: 5 Days – $599 (Early Bird till July 26). It all starts with vision and continues with dedication. Successful Startups. Where technology meets the beach. Where: Santa Monica. Lunches

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

And even when calculated correctly often CAC’s are assumed to be constant but of course they’re not. And of course ultimately on profitability.

Wars and Start-ups

Alon Schwartz

For example, starting a startup is like starting a war. Yes, you’ll need resources and funding but you can start relatively small and grow. These strategies of course changes one month after you launch your product/attack. No wonder they call startups “an uphill battle”. But there are similarities too.

Wars and Start-ups

Alon Schwartz

For example, starting a startup is like starting a war. Yes, you’ll need resources and funding but you can start relatively small and grow. These strategies of course changes one month after you launch your product/attack. No wonder they call startups “an uphill battle”. But there are similarities too.

Wars and Start-ups

Alon Schwartz

For example, starting a startup is like starting a war. Yes, you’ll need resources and funding but you can start relatively small and grow. These strategies of course changes one month after you launch your product/attack. No wonder they call startups “an uphill battle”. But there are similarities too.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

Tech.Co

startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles   on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Several startups have been selected to demo their products for other founders and entrepreneurs. The startups in the showcase will be considered for the Tech.Co More startups to come**.

My One Wish For All Startup Employees

Both Sides of the Table

If I had one wish for all startup employees it would be that you watch this film. So he started with market schtick. Startup Lessons

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Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success

Both Sides of the Table

I talk about failure a lot because I think it can be tremendously instructive and I think that success without failure often masks underlying lessons.

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Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”. Now is your moment to double up on your efforts to understand your customer base.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Both Sides of the Table

Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail. Trying outrageous new things or even trying mundane things but in new ways but with extreme quality & innovation is what fuels the tech startup industry. But today I want to give you advice on how to decrease your odds of failure in a startup. Market Size.

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The Importance of Realism in Startups

Both Sides of the Table

As I’ve said before, all startups need to realize that every other company still has to see itself naked in the mirror in the morning.

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Understanding the Politics of Tech Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Many startups these days are started by young, technical or product founders who are in the idealistic phase of their lives and careers.

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Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

Both Sides of the Table

conversation literally every week with startups. These types of firms may see your follow-on financing as a chance to “buy up ownership.”

Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

Both Sides of the Table

Many startups now go through accelerators and have mentors passing through each day with advice – usually it’s conflicting. Summary.

3 Things You Need To Remember To Get Your Tech Start Up Moving

Tech Zulu Event

There are of course many other lessons on things that you should know if you want to start your own company. Wait to Hire.

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

Both Sides of the Table

Let me start with a story. We ended up agreeing a term sheet for $16.5 Within 6 months they raising another round at an up round.

The Case for Optimism and Risk at Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Even bigger is the desire to stick one’s middle finger up at all of the people who doubted you all along. Of course. Of course not.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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

What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

Both Sides of the Table

But Net had told me that he picked up some valuable lessons from the book, so I thought, “WTF? And, of course, now Twitter.

How to Present at Big Meetings without Going Down a Rat Hole

Both Sides of the Table

Either way, don’t assume that the entire room is up to speed on your company.  Congratulations.  What could go wrong?  A lot, actually. 

How Do You Reference Check a VC?

Both Sides of the Table

Don’t let that be you.  I always tell entrepreneurs, “in good times of course everybody loves their VC. Not so in venture capital.

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

SoCal CTO

I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million.

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When Does Establishing a Good Startup Culture Outweigh Being Cheap?

Both Sides of the Table

have seen this problem up close so many times. It’s relevant to many things that dictate human behavior and super relevant to startups.

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Los Angeles Startup Events

SoCal CTO

I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. Of course, given the size of this list and having kids, I really can't attend a lot of these.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

Both Sides of the Table

Of course not. You took the risk to start your company. So as a startup CEO you constantly have to suspend disbelief. Right?

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Be Careful About Being a Meddling Startup CEO

Both Sides of the Table

Fred Wilson also wrote on a similar topic in his usual more succinct manner , with a great quote being: “One thing I know for sure is that those who advise and invest in startups cannot and should not meddle in the day to day decision making. It’s harmful and hurtful to the startup and those that lead it. Startup Lessons

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