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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?

Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

Both Sides of the Table

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. Imagine you pour 5 years of your life into your next gig and it starts to become successful. Starting with 25% is even harder. Start building your team early. 9.

A Place for Entrepreneurs/Founders to Trade Equity for Work/Resources

Built In Los Angeles

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Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

Both Sides of the Table

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. One of my closest friend (our CFO) left the company.  It didn’t add up to me.

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

Both Sides of the Table

When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you’re never short of good ideas that you can implement. Trust me.

The best advice startups will never follow

Berkonomics

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

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. Period. Channel Love Story. Nevermind.

Startup CTO

SoCal CTO

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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Don’t be a Grin Fucker

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But then I started to see it happening internally. grew up and played sports all my life. All startups are hard. Me: “LOL.

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

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. Waste.

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

Both Sides of the Table

There reality is that a certain magic that happens when you’re in person is critical in a startup. Been there. What about call centers?

Startups and VCs Should Avoid “Pier” Funding

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So startup CEO’s in this position make compromises that don’t necessarily benefit the long-term potential of the company.

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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What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

Both Sides of the Table

If you’re already running a startup you know all this.  Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Start-up Advice Startup Advice

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups

socalTECH

We caught up with co-founder and General Manager Noramay Cadena to learn more about the accelerator. What exactly is a hardware accelerator?

Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

InfoChachkie

Richard’s Startup Tips. 1) Give Your Customers (And The Media) What They Want. Startups are not bound by the past. Tweet this quote].

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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.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

Tech Zulu Event

Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Fun Fact: Get on the Startups Uncensored mailing list.

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models. See [link] (more

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 23, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models. See [link] (more

The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

Tech Zulu Event

I often write about the best strategies for startup fundraising or how to manage startup financing and optimize for growth. HR Partner.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks? Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks? Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?

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Consider all resources before seeking investment.

Berkonomics

First, few startups can use that much money today with all of the virtual services available and increasingly inexpensive methods of development, prototyping and marketing. Starting up Raising moneyThird (if you’re keeping score), it is not wise to dilute the founder’s ownership greatly in the first round of financing. 

Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

Tech Zulu Event

After riding the growing pains that come with a startup he took some time to focus on operations that were based in Indianapolis. Amazing.

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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And yet you still have scarce resources. There’s no place for that in a startup. They dither on decision-making. MySpace dithered.

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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**.

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. No wonder they call startups “an uphill battle”. Most times, all these reasons fade the original reason they started this effort in the first place. Last words.

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. No wonder they call startups “an uphill battle”. Most times, all these reasons fade the original reason they started this effort in the first place. Last words.

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. No wonder they call startups “an uphill battle”. Most times, all these reasons fade the original reason they started this effort in the first place. Last words.

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

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

How to Improve Hiring at Startups

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This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. BEFORE YOU START. 1. What if you start to have doubts? You have to be.

Startup Mentors

SoCal CTO

I've had several Startup CTO Consulting sessions recently where it became apparent that the Founder needed help with the business and product as much or more than the technology. Then we discussed how they could go about finding this startup business advisor. An early-stage startup is a different animal. And I'm not alone.

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

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CAC Let me start with the easy stuff and graduate to the punch line in the final section. Gross margin positive != End of story.

Understanding the Politics of Tech Startups

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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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How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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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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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.

What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

Xconomy

In truth, SMBs and startups are often easier targets, as their defenses tend to be weaker. Good Cybersecurity Program Matters.

Your Startup Team Should Have Unlimited Vacation

InfoChachkie

It sounds crazy to offer unlimited vacation time to your startup employees. Follow my startup-oriented Twitter feed here: @johngreathouse.

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

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This is a very important to do when you first start a company. This article originally appeared on Inc.com. We called our methodology PUCCKA.

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