A year ago, the average successful slide deck contained 19 slides. Today, the average slide deck contains 16 topics. So, should founders still be striving to shorten their decks even more?
Investing at the earliest stages of a company is a high-risk activity, even with perfect information and context.
For the most part, founding teams are small, tight and have a unified vision as to where they’re going.
At Apple’s event today, the phone maker showed off its new iPhone 15 Pro Max, with its flagship camera capabilities. Sure, Pixel owners might giggle to themselves, muttering something about how
On September 12, 2012, Apple said farewell to its clunky 15-pin connector and brought in a sleek, smooth, reversible 8-pin connector called the Lightning plug. It served the Apple ecosystem well, with
At its Apple Event today, the company announced that it can no longer stomach the carbon footprint of leather in its products.
Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. All right, all right, all right. Over the past few days, I’ve been listening to Matthew McConaughey’s memoir Greenlig
Decks for education-based startups are pretty rare. Here's how Tomorrow University landed that $10 million.
Nextdoor has become ground zero for the spread of many rumors, hoaxes and unfounded allegations.
Once upon a time, we used to use travel agents to book our flights, book our hotels and maybe even make recommendations about things to do and places to eat while you were away. But then along came th
Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. It’s sometimes hard to remember that, as a startup founder, you have influence over aspects of your business that you w
About a year ago, I tore down a pitch deck by Mi Terro, founded by Robert Luo. Guess who’s back with another company? Luo has raised $1.5 million for Tanbii from a Hong Kong family office. In ge
The spirit animal of capitalism is bamboo: Hyper growth above everything.
Founders are ditching the narratives around purpose, problem and solutions.
Entrepreneur Steve Blank says we’re collectively underestimating the potential of generative AI.
Early-stage companies need to paint a compelling picture for another round of funding. That’s where startups often fall down. Here’s how to fix that.
Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. This week, DocSend dropped a big load of statistics about the VC activity over the past half year or so. For TC+, I did a
BusRight's pitch deck is well-designed and full of careful touches.
Compared to H1 2022, so far this year, VCs are spending 12% less time poring over pitch decks, but founders haven’t slowed down: 16% more decks were sent out.
Hiring patent counsel is a critical step for inventors seeking to secure and maintain patent protection for their inventions.