Weeding Out Losers

A few days ago David C wrote a post about Quantifying Startup Quantity. I disagree a bit with the basic premise of the article. More companies is not necessarily better when it comes to growing a startup ecosystem or measuring its success. It might be more fun for lots of people that are playing house. Fun […]

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July 16, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship

Funding Paths

Lighter Capital recently published a guide on how to choose the best funding path for your startup. It is pretty informative and outlines three funding paths that are potentially open for a tech startup. I find the guide particularly useful as less then 1% of all companies attract venture funding and it seems that nearly […]

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March 25, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital

More Atlanta Tech Traction

After my post last week on Atlanta cracking the top ten in terms of regional startup capital first fundings Adam Harrell of Startup Atlanta reached out to me with other signs of the Atlanta startup ecosystem gaining traction and shared his 2015 State of the Atlanta Startup Ecosystem with me. It is embedded below. Most […]

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March 17, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Atlanta, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital

Build A Real Business Now

Highly respected venture capitalist Bill Gurley sounded the alarm about a month ago in an interview in the Wall Street Journal about the amount of risk VCs and startup employees are taking on these days. Very specifically he is worried about burn rates. To quote: And I guarantee you two things: One, the average burn […]

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October 9, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Balanced Teams

Last week Fred Wilson posted about this great interview of Marc Andreesson at Stanford Business School. Being a business school there were a lot of soon to be minted MBAs in the room and the interview is conducted by one of them. The whole interview is quite entertaining. At about the 4:30 mark Marc gets […]

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August 13, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management

Answers For Raj

Call him a contrarian. Raj Parikh moved from San Francisco to Atlanta to start a consumer technology company. Seems a little crazy. He has his reasons and is blogging about his experience over on From Atlanta With Love. His most recent post ponders whether to stay in Atlanta or move back to SF.  While Raj talks about […]

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August 8, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups