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How We Fooled Ourselves into Delaying Our Startup’s Launch

Vinicius Vacanti

This is a really smart way of thinking about startups. I was believer. But, despite being all in on the Lean Startup movement, we didn’t do that.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?


Using my StartupRoar as a radar, I came across a great post by Gabriel Weinberg Do you really need a full-time hire for that? Far from it.

How To Design a Successful Interview Process for Hiring Top Talent

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). Most companies don’t have a serious, repeatable interviewing process for hiring. Instead they wing it, bringing people in for interviews, asking a few questions, turning it into a fireside chat, and then hoping for the best. In my experience that’s not good enough. Reviewing Resumes. Every single one.

Multi-Channel Attribution: Definitions, Models and a Reality Check

Occam's Razor

A wise person said: "To guarantee success, spend 95% of your time defining the problem and 5% of the time solving it." MCA-O2S. All three.

Why I’m Joining The Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors

Feld Thoughts

I spend all of my working time in the domain of software, Internet, and entrepreneurship. Over the past few years I’ve gotten increasingly involved in a handful of political situations – local, state, and national – that directly impact companies either in the ecosystem I’m part of or that I’ve invested in.

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How Do I Protect My Option Grant From A Down Round In The Future?

Ask The VC

Question: I am considering joining a startup that is currently in the process of raising their next round of funding. What should I expect in terms of protection from both dilution and going under-water on my option prices given that I will be joining before term sheets and close of the round? Will my options be priced based on the previous round?

Turn Failure into Success: 10 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The first step to becoming more successful is changing the way you think about failure. Failure is painful, right? Not for successful people.

10 Sure Ways to Get Your Plan Trashed by Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

After struggling to create your business plan for months, every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational and will reach someone who is smart enough to see the brilliance of the idea, intuitive enough to recognize their business acumen, and enthusiastic enough to offer the money required to make it happen. Marty Zwilling.

7 Messages You Carry With You ALL the Time

Life Beyond Code

Whether you are doing something or nothing, you are always carrying a few messages with you. These messages include but not limited to: 1. on Flickr.

The Single Most Important Way to Get More Out of the New Facebook

Duct Tape Marketing

The Single Most Important Way to Get More Out of the New Facebook This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. So, what does this really mean?

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Why it’s Smarter to Barter

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s a system as old as mankind, a discourse that goes something like, “I can offer you this, in exchange for what you’ve got over there.”

The Pinterest Effect

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting to see more photos arranged in grids? Here's a look at why the Pinterest look is taking over Web design. Pinterest today is all the rage.

The Stress and the Straddle

Life Beyond Code

In your heart, you want to stand out from the crowd. There comes the stress right there. The Stress. The work really begins now. The Straddle.

Marketing Lessons From the ‘Little Guys’

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Big businesses need to lighten up, get creative and take a few cues from small business owners. But is that really the case? I beg to differ.

Revisited: big VCs investing in seed rounds

Chris Dixon

A few years ago, the trend of companies raising smaller seed rounds combined with the emergence of new seed funds caused many big VCs to create seed investment programs. This triggered a debate among entrepreneurs and investors about whether it was risky for seed-stage companies to take small investments from large VCs. (I startups

The Undiluted Genius of Dr. Bronner's

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How Dr. Bronner's, truly one of America's great weird brands, grows more and more successful by being less and less conventional. You pick one up.

What Startups Need to Know About Marketing


One of the hardest things that a startup can do is get its marketing act together. Plus, many marketing folks aren't good people managers.". Sponsor.

Solving the Sales Conundrum: Special Report

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The relationship between growth and sales seems easy enough: Sell more stuff and your business gets bigger. And that's very dangerous. Why is that?

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Clarity Is Key When Negotiating with Investors


For any entrepreneur, finding the perfect investor is like a match made in Heaven. But as in any marriage, things don't always go smoothly. Sponsor.

Why CEOs Need to Think Less About Strategies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Patrick Lencioni says that fielding smart strategies is less important than building a healthy and effective organization. Lencioni spoke with Inc.

Tattoos and YCombinator Demo Day

This is going to be BIG.

It was June of 2003. I sat in a little ink shop on Rivington Street called Porcupine Tattoo. She had flower sleeves of spectacular color.

Crowdfunding: What to Know Before You Go All In

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you raise money from the masses, a few words of warning. But are you ready? Those are, indeed, real dangers.

Google Docs – get a little style!

47 Hats

Matt Williams (an “avid” reader of this blog) emailed me this morning. Who’s Matt Williams? “I have always been passionate about useful and well designed tech. When i designed the Google Docs iOS Linen Background, i honestly just wanted to share it with others who would appreciate it. ”, Matt replied. from: 47 Hats.

Wayfair's Road to $1 Billion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You Want It? We Got It: Wayfair founded by Steve Conine (left)and Niraj Shah, sells more than 4.5 million items. These are a few of them.'>

Relax, and Go Home

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I had the pleasure last week of hearing the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. The focus, even before the man spoke, was on breathing.


Fast Growth in a Slow Economy: 5 Case Studies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Special Report: Proven strategies to spark sales when no one is much interested in buying. And who could blame them? By acting quickly. And boldly.

Thought Readership #4: The Merits of Mediocrity: Warning You What Not To Do

Active Garage

“Blogging isn’t writing, it’s graffiti with punctuation.” ~ Line from the movie Contagion. You’ve seen them, haven’t you? No relevance?

Make Room for the Chief Customer Officer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Make room at the top of your team: Behind the rise of the chief customer officer. What does a CCO look like? It's such a simple statement," he says.

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A Two Sided Coin

Taffy Williams

I havewonder often what people see that is different from what I see. Clearly, we are looking at exactly the samething and the language as written could not be any plainer. Yet, for some reason people react differentlyor interpret what they see differently. Over thelast few weeks, I was traveling through an airport going through security. Wrong!

Is Your Product Ready for Its Close-up?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How do you know when to stop the tweaking and release a product? The short answer: You don't. You've been working on something for months.

Winners and Losers in the Coming Crowdfunding World

Growthink Blog

This week, the President is expected to pass H.R. 3606 - the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) bill, which includes provisions that for the first time legalize investment-based crowdfunding. So who will the winners be and who will lose ground once the new rules are fully live? small and medium-sized companies. And oh, yes, profit from too.

Future TechStars, Step Forward

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Gatekeepers David Tisch (left) runs TechStars's New York City program, which graduates a class of start-ups every nine months. Second Life 2!

8 Bad Habits That Are Driving Your Coworkers Crazy


Everyone has bad habits that have a way of showing their face while you’re at work. Constant complaining. So you’re having a bad day.

Greatest Living Entrepreneur Brackets: We Have A Winner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's Bill Gates. Of course. Scroll down for the justification.) Login or Signup to fill in your bracket! Start with the obstacles she had to overcome.