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  • Keys to ascending the consumer-internet throne Crunch Network

    Keys to ascending the consumer-internet throne

    “Category kings,” defined as market-share leaders in particular business sectors, often wind up creating the majority of the market value relative to their competition. This advantage is particularly pronounced in tech: According to some research, over 70 percent of the value created in tech markets is generated by the category’s king (think Amazon in retail, Facebook in… Read More

  • How to communicate with your board in tough times Crunch Network

    How to communicate with your board in tough times

    For startup CEOs, tough economic periods are like stressful stretches in a marriage: They test your mettle while making ugly truths impossible to hide. These days, amid industry-wide belt-tightening, “down rounds” and a still-moribund IPO market, many venture-backed CEOs are baring it all to their board members. But how should you communicate with your investors when navigating a… Read More

  • Questions you need to ask your VC Crunch Network

    Questions you need to ask your VC

    Most entrepreneurs focus on the hard economics of the deal when they negotiate with investors: percentage ownership, valuation, preferences and other terms. Those things are all important — but so is the soft stuff, especially in today’s volatile market. Read More

  • Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die Crunch Network

    Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

    If you’re building an enterprise-software company, mobile must be core to your product strategy; it can’t be an afterthought or add-on. And you must build an elegant, easy-to-use mobile app, because employees and consumers far prefer mobile apps to mobile websites. Read More