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7 Likely Criticisms Every Founder Needs To Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as an advisor to entrepreneurs, I often find founders who have such conviction and passion for their new idea, that they can’t believe anyone could challenge it. In fact, leaders are not remembered for their dreams, aspirations, or intentions – they are remembered because they achieved results.

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[Interview] Brian Smith, PhD, Founder Of IA Business Advisors 


Brian Smith, founder and senior managing partner of IA Business Advisors, shares insights on how to become aware of and use our positive influence. The post [Interview] Brian Smith, PhD, Founder Of IA Business Advisors appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Founder-Investor Fit

VC Cafe

A couple of weeks ago I was did a fireside chat with Alon Grinshpoon, founder and CEO of Echo3D , a CDN and CMS for 3D content in the cloud and a Remagine Ventures portfolio company, as part of an entrepreneurial finance MBA class in Tel Aviv University. We were discussing both sides of the table and the relationship between founders and VCs.

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Founder Mental Health Pledge

Feld Thoughts

Since the middle of last week, there has been extreme stress on founders, startup leaders, and the extended startup community. While this de-escalated on Sunday night after the US Government took decisive action, the level of stress and anxiety, especially for first-time founders, was extreme.

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Introducing Trust, and the Importance of Product-Founder Fit

Both Sides of the Table

founders, marketers, investors?—?and As a VC, one of the key things I’m looking for in any new investor is “product-founder fit” e.g. does this founder have an insight or advantage that makes them uniquely suited to successfully build this product and business? Founders, marketers and growth leaders?—?join

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5 Business Growth Drivers Facilitated By A Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus, in my mentoring of potential technical entrepreneurs who have a real passion for their technology, I often recommend that they find a co-founder who can manage the marketing and execution elements of the new venture. I’m a believer in capitalizing on your strengths, and using partners or co-founders to shore up weaknesses.

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10 Startup Founder Decisions That Have No Good Answer

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup founders quandaries in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. Should you start a company solo or find co-founders to help you? The co-founder relationship dilemma.

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