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How To Pitch Your Startup With A Story communications fundraising idea-stage Apr 04, 2019

Facts tell but stories sell. The following storytelling techniques will transform your pitch narrative from flat to fantastic.

Do you know the most effective way to...

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How to Raise Money for your Startup in 2019 founders fundraising seed-stage Apr 03, 2019

If you want to be one of the 15% of seed-funded tech companies that raise a Series A, keep reading.

In this essay, we’ll run through my Top 36 fundraising tips. But...

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The Most Common Mistake Startups Make About Agile Management management meetings tech Apr 02, 2019

Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large companies.” Sam Altman, CEO, YC Combinator

Move fast? Easier said than done.

Every founder knows...

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How To Attract Potential Acquirers for your Startup board fundraising scale-up Apr 01, 2019

I was so sure that I would raise the money.

The whole board was convinced too.

After two long years of hard graft, Spotnight—our mobile app to show you the quirkiest...

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How to Test your Startup Idea with a Landing Page idea-stage marketing product Mar 31, 2019

So you have a new product idea . . . what should you do? Hire a designer, raise seed capital, learn to code? Here’s why you might be avoiding the most...

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The 3 Daily Mantras Every CEOs Should Repeat communications leadership management scale-up Mar 31, 2019

If you’ve ever worked at a startup, you know how chaotic it can get. New issues, new opportunities, and new ideas come out of nowhere. Like a roller coaster, it’s...

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Core Product Principles for Early-Stage Startups culture idea-stage product Mar 30, 2019

Every new tech product starts with a simple idea. But in the brutal battle of creation, things can get complicated fast. The focus shifts from the big picture to the details,...

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How To Run Effective Customer Interviews communications marketing product Mar 29, 2019

Common wisdom says to speak with potential users to check that people want something before building it. So I did—but it didn’t go according to plan.

Several years...

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How to Lead a Team Through a Crisis coaching management psychology Mar 28, 2019

As a young founder, my heroes were the leaders of great tech companies—CEOs like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. I’d watch them being interviewed and...

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How to Manage Perfectionism on your Team pre-revenue product sales Mar 25, 2019

What’s the most common answer to the question, ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ Of course, it’s, ‘I’m a bit of a perfectionist.’...

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