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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. We think alike,” Daniel says. “We No longer.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Many people start companies arse backwards. I write about some of the lessons in my post on Startup Mistakes. the link is here. Sorry.

The best advice startups will never follow

Berkonomics

The problem, of course, comes if the business fails. A well-phrased ‘no’ could well be a step toward a correction of course and a later ‘yes.’.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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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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. Why Buy Mine?

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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. A good Startup CTO will naturally address these.

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Scaling Sales: Arming & Aiming – Objection Handling

Both Sides of the Table

As a tech startup grows it needs to develop more process & management if it is to scale. Tags: Start-up Advice Whatever.

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

Both Sides of the Table

Mine started this way … I started my first company in the “go-go years&# of the Internet: 1999. I took up running again.

Intro to the LA Startup Scene

Tech Zulu Event

Article after article points out that Los Angeles is on its way to becoming one of the most robust startup communities in the United States.

Asking Questions More Effectively

Both Sides of the Table

We started presenting our company and talking about our views of the industry. He started opening up. Some quick stories.

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&#.

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.

The Resetting of the Startup Industry

Both Sides of the Table

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

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

Both Sides of the Table

There’s no place for that in a startup. But stay the course if you believe in your decisions. Zynga and others. So I left, too.

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Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course [ SANTA MONICA ]

Tech.Co

Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course. A 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. 5 Successful Startups. Where technology meets the beach. Where: Santa Monica.

Wars and Start-ups

Alon Schwartz

I’ve been an entrepreneur and in the startup business for many years now. I’ve also been involved and/or interested in conflicts and wars in Israel and other places to the point I began to see similarities between these two worlds: Startups and Wars. For example, starting a startup is like starting a war.

Wars and Start-ups

Alon Schwartz

I’ve been an entrepreneur and in the startup business for many years now. I’ve also been involved and/or interested in conflicts and wars in Israel and other places to the point I began to see similarities between these two worlds: Startups and Wars. For example, starting a startup is like starting a war.

Wars and Start-ups

Alon Schwartz

I’ve been an entrepreneur and in the startup business for many years now. I’ve also been involved and/or interested in conflicts and wars in Israel and other places to the point I began to see similarities between these two worlds: Startups and Wars. For example, starting a startup is like starting a war.

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.

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. A few take aways for me that parallel startups.

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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 s Startup of the Year!

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

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”. And if you’re not careful you might start to believe your own hype.

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 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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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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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.

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 We thought it was a good idea so we brought it up to Goldman.

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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Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

Both Sides of the Table

Note that all of these names were not started in Silicon Valley. startup venture-capitalWe’re trying to limit our exposure.”

What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

Both Sides of the Table

Let me start by saying I’m a huge business book cynic. You’re on the DS (deferred startup) plan. Can’t hurt.&#.

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.”

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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How Do You Reference Check a VC?

Both Sides of the Table

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

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. In a positive way, of course. Congratulations.

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.

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

Tech Zulu Event

Working at your company but want to break off to start your own? You Will Work More Hours Than Usual At First. Wait to Hire.

When Does Establishing a Good Startup Culture Outweigh Being Cheap?

Both Sides of the Table

I 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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