Hibernating your company to ride out the Perfect Storm

The COVID19 virus pandemic has shaken up the world and may change our way of living, our work, and private lives forever. Everything is uncertain now and will be for many months to come. How can you weather out this “perfect storm” and survive as an entrepreneur? Probably the most creative and diligent entrepreneurs have … Continued

How Not To Die

By Paul Graham, August 2007(This is a talk I gave at the last Y Combinator dinner of the summer. Usually we don’t have a speaker at the last dinner; it’s more of a party. But it seemed worth spoiling the atmosphere if I could save some of the startups from preventable deaths. So at the … Continued

How to run a Series A fundraising process

A post from Alex Iskold’s blog.   I’ve written many posts on this blog talking about how to raise a seed round. The main characteristic most seed rounds is that they are based on the strength of the founding team, and, a lot of times, CEO’s ability to present a compelling vision of the future for … Continued

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

A linked-In post by Oriol Pascual Moya-Angeler     I just arrived home from a great day at the 1st Corporate Venturing and Entrepreneurship Summit, organized by the Corporate Venturing Network. It’s been a fantastic experience! There, I participated at a Oxford-style debate where defended the relevance of nurture in the making of an entrepreneur. Here my argument. ———————————————————————————————————— … Continued

How much capital should you raise?

A blogpost originally from Alex Iskold When you are going out to fundraise you need to decide how much capital to raise. A typical answer we hear looks something like this: “We need to build X features in our product, and we need to hire Y people to make it happen. So our burn would … Continued

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