Syed Balkhi Contributor Share on X Syed Balkhi is founder and CEO of Awesome Motive, a software holding company that provides website tools to help small businesses grow and compete with big companies
The sheer number of non-economic mistakes made by VCs due to their human nature is seriously underestimated.
Exits are few and far between and founders are burnt out. Even if they don't have immediate plans to leave, planning for it makes it easier.
For startup founders, the ability to inspire has everything to do with the ability to get others to see the world the way you do.
Founders are inherently optimists, but they should plan for worst-case scenarios so they aren't blindsided if something does happen.
A January Ventures survey found that the fundraising market is starting to turn back in founder's favors but not all founders are so sure.
Founders get bombarded with invitations to events, and not all of them are worth it, but there are ways to figure out which will provide value.
There are many founder-focused events but are they actually helpful or just a distraction? Founders need to strike a balance.
Parker Conrad may be best known as the founder of both Zenefits and Rippling, but he is also arguably the best-known founder to have gone through Y Combinator’s accelerator program twice. Of cou
Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek made a surprising confession in a recent post to X (formerly Twitter), where he admits not only that he didn’t come up with the idea for Spotify’s flagshi
There hasn’t been a ton of research on the prevalence of mental health issues among founders, but what there is speaks loudly.
Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. Not to get all GrumpyManYellsAtCloud.gif, but I’m getting pretty tired of the myth of the dropped-out-of-college founde
Having a strong culture can lead to less churn and more efficient teams, and that is even better for the bottom line.
She will be the fund's first female partner as it seeks to build a "world-class" team.
Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by the founders of Spout, a startup that makes a device that can pull fresh drinking water out o
While their work is the backbone of many startups, many scientists don't become founders. Perhaps its time they should.
Data from AngelList shows that founder-led VC firms outperform but the data is incomplete. While the strategy works well, it has drawbacks, too.
We'll be talking operations, hiring, fundraising and more, hitting on key topics for a new generation of startup founders.
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The Audience Choice results are in, which begs the question, could we BE more excited to share this news? No, we could not. Out of hundreds of applications, we curated 10 breakout sessions and 10 roun