Keep the machines in mind; they are more pervasive than you might think. The good news is that making your pitch decks machine-readable is not actually hard to do.
If I map myself against the standards of fundraising today, none of those startups would’ve had a gnat’s shadow’s chance of raising money.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from building companies, it’s that you’ve got to be straight and honest with your board.
Startups are made or broken by product-market fit. Immediately before a funding round, founders know they need to show that they are growing rapidly. Throwing a bunch of money at sales and marketing c
Who knows what GamePlanner does, but Airbnb just bought the company. Let's dive in to this and other news from startup land.
AI is a chaotic free-for-all right now, especially when it comes to the fundraising cycles. Does Fifth Dimension stand out from the crowd?
Art, psychology, theology and philosophy have all struggled with that question for as long as we’ve had conscious thought.
What if a little bit of investment, a splash of mentoring and practical support, a slew of introductions, and a whole lot of belief could be used to help artists with their careers?
Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. If you’ve been following along with this newsletter, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been a little bit curious about
Phospholutions' pitch deck embodies the essence of an effective pitch. But it's also riddled with small issues that add up,
The heady, futuristic world of artificial intelligence brings us a new promise: The ability to be perfectly average.
A recent update to OpenAI’s ChatGPT that allows users to upload PDFs and ask questions about them has sent ripples through the startup ecosystem.
If you're looking to make a significant difference in the world, your startup could be the vehicle that drives that change.
The key to a successful startup lies in its team and their ability to answer pivotal questions about the startup's purpose and challenges.
For this edition of Pitch Deck Teardown, we're taking a close look at the CancerVAX campaign on the equity crowdfunding platform, StartEngine.
Most obvious problems that have obvious solutions don’t need startups.
Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. For my column this week, I told the story of how an ex-colleague was impersonated by an AI-powered spambot and almost tri
This pitch deck makes for some really interesting reading and storytelling, so let's dive in and see if we can spot what happened and how.
As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, it's becoming more adept at generating human-like text.
AI-powered photo-sorting app GoodOnes raised $3.6 million in seed funding earlier this year and dropped into the Apple App Store in April. Six months and 400 million photo sorts later, it is changing