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If you’re going to market, your GTM slide needs to be awesome

Only 7% of founders have a pitch deck with a reasonably good go-to-market (GTM) narrative. Given that a lot of founders are raising money to acquire new customers, allow me to put words to what that m

Pitch Deck Teardown: Xyte’s $30M Series A deck

Xyte's pitch deck has a lot of slides, but how much of it was actually useful? Let's take a look.

5 steps board members and startup leaders can take to prepare for a future shaped by GenAI

With greater literacy, focus, professional experience and a vision for the future, boards can position their businesses to thrive in this new era of AI.

B2B vs. B2C is not about who’s buying, but how you’re selling

B2B and B2C, while believed to be stark opposites in many ways, are not purely categories of audiences.

How to write your monthly investor update

Learn how to craft an email update that keeps investors engaged, communicates momentum, and garners support on your journey.

Developer experience is more important than developer productivity

Intentionally improving developer experience is the most potent way to improve developer productivity within an organization.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Doola’s $1M strategic investment deck

Doola's pitch deck does a few things extremely well, but the problem is, it leaves a ton out, too. Here's why that won't work for most startups.

Startups should create a digital sales room to increase interaction with buyers

Buyers are scrutinizing purchases more and sellers are under pressure to provide value in every buyer interaction.

Here’s what to know to raise a Series A right now

If you're thinking about raising a Series A, you should probably start now.

How to plan for general partner succession

The succession process requires an open and genuine dialogue between the senior retiring and incoming management teams.

Navigate the GenAI era with this startup map

Balancing protective measures, like data protection protocols, with progressive strategies, such as AI-driven product rollouts, is essential.

Why most GTM slides suck — and how to fix them

The number of founders using their go-to-market slide to describe a marketing strategy is downright problematic.

How to mobilize generalist VCs for a moonshot idea

Moonshot startups are inherently about venturing into uncharted territory, giving us new superpowers and creating new markets.

How to pick a name for your AI startup

In this world of exploding innovation in the AI industry, a great name paired with a great product will make your technology rise above.

Startups must use investors’ operational expertise to solve inefficiencies and scale up fast

Vineet Jain Contributor Share on X Vineet Jain is the CEO and co-founder of Egnyte, a leading cloud-based collaboration and governance platform. An entrepreneur at heart, prior to Egnyte, Vineet found

A startup’s guide to cyberthreats — threat modeling and proactive security

Cybersecurity is a complex and multifaceted field, and even with thorough threat modeling, there's always a risk of compromise.

How to partner with a venture investor who values technology innovators

Venture capital often finds nonconsensus and nonobvious deals, but the process may take hundreds of meetings before the first yes.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Pepper Bio’s $6.5M seed deck

This week, we are taking a closer look at Pepper Bio's seed pitch deck that landed the company $6.5 million.

5 steps to ensure startups successfully deploy LLMs

LLMs are exciting, but developing and adopting them requires overcoming several feasibility hurdles.

Building a strong startup developer culture requires constant adjustment

As a startup grows, it's important to instill a strong and inclusive developer culture that can evolve as you add engineers.
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