The digital transformation currently sweeping society has likely reached your favorite local restaurant. Since 2013, Boston-based Toast has offered bars and eateries a software platform that lets them
Forget what you've heard: There are *many* shortcuts to success.
When is the last time your doctor treated you at home?
If you're a founder who finds yourself in a meeting with a VC, try to remember two things — you're the smartest person in the room, and investors are looking for a reason to say "yes."
"With these self driving cars, it's only a matter of time before a country song is written about a guy's truck leaving him."
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Before you hire a marketing consultant who doesn't understand your products or commit to a CMO who has several years of experience — but none in your sector — consider influencer marketing.
Starting with the assumption that 90% of startups will fail and the most successful ones take an average of six years to IPO, founders must make careful decisions about whom they invite to join the co
Square paid around a quarter of its present-day value for Afterpay. That seems like a lot. But was it too much?
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In a four-part series, Managing Editor Danny Crichton tells the story of RapidSOS, the company that processes more than half of all 911 calls made each year in the U.S.
"The not-so-secret secret here is that the key to great retention is really simple," says growth expert Susan Su.
A famous poem advises us not to compare ourselves with others, "for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself." The same holds true for startup fundraising.
Don't wait until it's too late to build your early-stage marketing team — but don't hire too hastily, either.
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Just like NYC's flooded subway system, internet infrastructure doesn't attract much attention until there's a notable failure.
The numbers don’t lie. According to DocSend, the average pitch deck is reviewed for just three minutes. And if you think a senior VC is studying the presentation your team crafted for months as
There's a kernel of truth in every joke, so whenever someone quips, "This meeting could have been an email!" you can bet that some small part of them meant it sincerely.
If you're a founder who's getting ready to knock on doors and ask strangers for money, read this first.
We're off today to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday in the United States. I hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend.