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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

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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. 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 out your product.

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons. I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze. It didn’t add up to me. Every competitor is resource constrained. Bad morale is the enemy of any company let alone a start up.&#. Tags: Start-up Advice

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

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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.

Wearable World Labs Partners With Technicolor to Accelerate Wearable Tech & IOT Start­ups

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His center will be the go-to place for startups and corporations to collaborate in a move to create products that change the world.

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.)

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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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I grew up in the US but lived in England for so long I can never remember from which country my slang comes. All startups are hard.

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.

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.

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups

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

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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Startups and VCs Should Avoid “Pier” Funding

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It starts as a debt instrument (e.g. And it adds up. a loan) that is later converted to equity at the time of the next financing.

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

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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

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

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I wanted to also post the series here to have it as a resource on my blog for future entrepreneurs who stop by. Excite, Ask Jeeves and Lycos?

Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

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Richard’s Startup Tips. I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. Startups are not bound by the past.

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Intro to the LA Startup Scene

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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.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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

The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

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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

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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.

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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. Ignition!

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

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Despite every challenge he had to face he was determined to see his stunt through the end and not give up. image EPA/Andrew Gombert. 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. Zynga and others. They dither on decision-making.

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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.

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

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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!

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. So, where do you start?

How to Improve Hiring at Startups

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This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. BEFORE YOU START. I usually say right before I start interviewing (e.g.

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.”

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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Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

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Like most startup entrepreneurs, when I began my first company in 1999 I had no formal sales experience. We called our methodology PUCCKA.

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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.

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.

Your Startup Team Should Have Unlimited Vacation

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

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 Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

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