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Regardless of industry, a successful startup without a strategic advantage is just a validated business model vulnerable to copycat companies looking for a market entry point.
There’s a lot of noise out there. The ability to effectively communicate can make or break your launch.
A startup’s best marketing asset is its story. The knowledge and expertise of its team, together with the why and the how of its offering provides the most compelling content.
Assembling the perfect burger, or perfect sales model, is more complicated than it sounds, though. Here are some of the biggest do's and don'ts:
Going through Y Combinator's rigorous vetting gives founders a sense-check of what they’re missing, and who they're missing. Take it from someone who applied to the program 13 times before getting i
Outside attorneys are experts in M&A or IPOs, but your in-house lawyers are experts in your company. Here are actionable tips on how to use that team to your advantage.
Aussie startup founder Domm Holland came to the U.S. as a Silicon Valley outsider. He shares how he built a network and raised $124 million in just two years.
One of the best business models currently is serving as a market-maker between investors and investment opportunities. But the challenge with this market is: How do you get the investors to show up?
Even though in-person drinks and coffee walks are on the horizon, virtual fundraising isn’t going away. It’s imperative to ensure your virtual pitch is as effective as your IRL one.
Due diligence isn’t a one-way street, and founders must do their homework to make sure they’re not jumping into deals with VCs who are only paying lip service to their value-add.
The median step up in biotech valuations from seed to Series A is now 2x, higher than in all later rounds. As a result, biotech startups will continue to attract more investment at earlier stages.
Raising capital for a new fund is always hard. But should you give preferential economics or other benefits to a seed anchor investor who makes a material commitment to the fund?
Regardless of a young company’s struggles or success, sooner or later the question of when, how or whether to sell the enterprise presents itself. It’s the biggest question a founder will face.
When should you consider outsourcing customer care, and what should you look for? Here's an overview on how startups are leveraging customer care as a service (CCaaS).
A business continuity plan does not have to be complicated or long, but it needs to tell you or your senior team how to keep big things moving forward and what's needed to get things done.
Small startups might not think the world’s strictest data privacy laws apply to them, but it’s important to enact best data management practices before a legal situation arises.
Platforms exist to help startups get to users and customers faster and should be used as means to an end, but everyone must get their piece.
"We would go all in on a product and we'd build it and put blood, sweat and tears into it, and then I would kill it, and we'd move on to the next thing."
Von Tobel outlines steps to stay out of debt, build credit and accumulate wealth to ensure financial peace of mind as you take on the most stressful venture of your life: Starting a company.
To uncover some basic truths about building products, we spoke to three entrepreneurs who have each built more than one company.