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Six Ways Acquirers Value Your Company board fundraising scale-up Dec 09, 2020

There’s a lot of PR attached to $100M+ acquisitions, which makes them seem more common than they actually are. In reality, only a small fraction of companies ever get...

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How Founders Can Negotiate Their Salary board founders seed-stage Dec 03, 2019

Insights on founder salaries suggest a different way of discussing compensation with the board

If you’re motivated by a high salary, think twice before founding a startup....

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How to Get Investors to Actually Read Your Updates board communications Oct 08, 2019

I receive a lot of monthly update emails from CEOs I’ve invested in. It takes real discipline to update stakeholders regularly and I admire those founders who keep it up.

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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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Why Founders Hate Consultants board communications product Mar 18, 2019

Engaging founders is an art. In 10 years of working with startups, I’ve learned that some approaches work better than others.

I’ve worked with startups in a variety...

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How to Charm Potential Investors board fundraising scale-up Mar 13, 2019

It takes more than a good pitch to make investors love you. Here are some behaviours that make a great impression on the other side of the table.

I’ve given many hundreds...

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What You Should Ask Every Advisor board founders Mar 11, 2019

Too many decisions and too little data? Forget about asking for opinions on what to do—try asking this question instead.

I’m part of a large startup group on...

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