The Latest from Walter Thompson
The Dobbs decision affected more than healthcare and privacy:will capital and talent flee U.S. states that restrict reproductive rights?
There’s no nice way to say this: when it comes to onboarding new employees, most early-stage startups are either inept or uninterested.
The investors I’ve spoken to recently are still open to good ideas, but when they come from founders who are already working toward product-market fit, it boosts their confidence.
Today at noon PT/3 pm ET, Anna Barber, partner at M13, will join us on a Twitter Space to talk about how today's startup operators can avoid many of the missteps founders made in past downturns.
I'm doing two Twitter Spaces on Tuesday, September 13: Bring your comments and questions!
At the risk of invoking the “do you even lift?” meme: every process inside your organization can be improved, and founders need to make gains wherever possible.
To be clear: Most investors want to say “yes.” No one becomes a venture capitalist just so they can stomp on someone’s dreams.
All schadenfreude aside: learning from our own mistakes is useful, but learning from someone else's is optimal.
Seriously: If you're not working to calibrate every system you have, you're just leaving money on the table.
“Venture capital” is semantically equivalent to “dangerous money,” which is part of its mystique.
Netflix lost almost a million subscribers in the last quarter, and it expects to shed hundreds of thousands more this year. Does that mean consumers are suffering from "subscription fatigue?"
It’s hard to argue with the proverb “measure twice and cut once,” especially when it comes to laying off employees.
"If you can frame your product as a way to boost revenue or cut costs, people will find a budget."
Marketing can’t cure everything that ails a company, but it is the easiest channel to make iterative changes that produce immediate results.
There's one bright light amidst the gloom: Startups that generate enough revenue to drive steady growth will find many investors willing to take their calls.
If Andy Warhol were alive today, would he be minting NFTs of Campbell's Soup cans?
Founders who are hunting for an extension round in this market should remember why there was only enough room for Rose on the door at the end of "Titanic."
After it was rumored to be in play earlier this month, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that One Medical has found a new home. After a torrid public offering, the value of the American consumer
Right now, it will take longer to raise less money that will value your company lower than you hoped. But if you’re launching a startup aiming to get rich, you’re already on the wrong track.
If your company is on the cusp of an opportunity, convertible note financing could be a way forward, but only if you have a realistic valuation — and a plan to reach it.