5 Reasons Two Founders As A Team Are Better Than One

Startup Professionals Musings

Due to founder visibility, the team is so tuned in to the visionary and current direction that every turn to the right to pursue a new idea turns the whole team to the right. benefit co-founders gino wickman

Are MBA Founders More Diverse?

View from Seed

Original research on gender diversity and fundraising amongst HBS founders. Historically, there has been a general bias against MBA founders — a skepticism around their grit and hustle. of venture capital went to companies with only female founders (Pitchbook, October 2018).

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Why Successful Startups Often Have A Pair Of Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

co-founders entrepreneur inventor startup successIn my work with new startups, I often find people who believe that the terms “ entrepreneur ” and “ inventor ” are interchangeable. Yet I find a big difference between “starting a new business” and “creating a new product.”

10 Entrepreneur Podcasts Every Founder Should Listen To

ReadWriteStart

Here are ten entrepreneur podcasts every founder should listen to. The post 10 Entrepreneur Podcasts Every Founder Should Listen To appeared first on ReadWrite. Entrepreneurs Learn ReadWrite Startups founders Podcasts

6 Founder Actions That Can Kill A Promising Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an advisor to entrepreneurs, business startup founders most often point to a shortage of funds as the primary cause of their startup failure. The founder ignored multiple push-back efforts from key members of the team, and suggested more commitment as the solution.

10 Innovation Myths For New Venture Founders To Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

entrepreneur founders innovation myths Vijay GovindarajanMost people think innovation is all about ideas, when in fact it is more about delivery, people, and process.

5 Startup Cost Realities Most Founders Underestimate

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by Phil Gyford Starting a new venture still costs real money, even though the entry price has come down dramatically in last few decades.

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Founder Suicides

Feld Thoughts

I recently heard a terrifying stat about founder suicides recently. The post Founder Suicides appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I know this post is going to be a downer but I think there is a lot more to be talked about regarding depression, mental health, and entrepreneurship.

8 Startup Situations Challenge Founder People Skills

Startup Professionals Musings

entrepreneur founder leadership startupMost entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business.

How BLACK brought colours in the world of Anurag and Shikha, founders of retail start-up ‘The Perfect Black’

Our Own Start-up

Founders Diary Anurag Kanoongo entrepreneurial journey motivation for budding startup founders motivation for young entrepreneurs Shikha Kanoongo startup founders The Perfect Black The Perfect Black business idea The Perfect Black founder The Perfect Black revenue

Founder Interview: Peter Agarwal Innovates with Green Lighting Solutions

The Startup Magazine

Here’s another from The Startup Magazine Founder Series. The post Founder Interview: Peter Agarwal Innovates with Green Lighting Solutions appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

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9 Founder Habits That Leave a Business Foundering

Startup Professionals Musings

After working with dozens of startup founders, I’m still amazed that some seem to be able to do the job easily and effectively, always in control, while others always seem to be struggling, out-of-control, and fighting the latest crisis. Some founders go too far to become consensus builders.

Time For Founders School

Steve Blank

Kauffman just launched Founders School - a new education series to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses during the startup stage by highlighting how startups are different from big companies. Go watch Founders School now.

Repeat Founders and the Risk of a False Positive

View from Seed

A number of blog posts recently have mentioned this, but we seem to be experiencing a rise in repeat founders starting new businesses and raising seed capital. You probably struggled to get co-founders or early team members to join you because you had limited credibility.

4 Ways To Resolve Co-Founder Conflict

YFS Magazine

Startup co-founder disputes are universal. Lead business partners co-founders communication leadershipIt’s just like any other close relationship–there are good moments, and there are times when you will disagree.

Founders Interview: Flash Pack

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas, the co-founders of Flash Pack , a lifestyle travel company specialising in adventure trips for solo travelers in their 30’s – 40’s. . Flash Pack co-founders Radha Vyas & Lee Thompson.

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Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, urges the board to appoint a black candidate

Our Own Start-up

News Startups Alexis Ohanian Black Lives Alexis Ohanian George Floyd Alexis Ohanian Reddit Black candidate may be reddit co founder Reddit Co founder quits jobThe entrepreneur is married to Serena Williams, tennis star said he made this decision for the sake of his daughter.

6 More Days to Apply – Calling All Founders

View from Seed

One of the core reasons for creating this accelerator was to expand the aperture of the founders we have a chance to interact with. The post 6 More Days to Apply – Calling All Founders appeared first on NextView Ventures.

Founder Fights in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

The final event at Boulder Startup Week a few months ago was Founder Fights. A bunch of founders got in a boxing ring for a real, USA Boxing sanctioned event (three rounds, two minutes each). The post Founder Fights in Boulder appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Female Founder Interview: Debra Sunderland – Conscious Leadership Coaching

The Startup Magazine

Here’s more from The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series. Debra Sunderland, CEO and Founder of Sunderland Coaching, LLC. The post Female Founder Interview: Debra Sunderland – Conscious Leadership Coaching appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Three Rules For Co-Founder Success

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital business partners co-founders partnership strategic partnershipsAfter signing paperwork to form our business, we soon learned that starting a business together was much like entering into a marriage.

The Founders – Season Three

Feld Thoughts

One of my favorite web tv shows – The Founders – is back. TechStars birdbox founders roximity uboolyEpisode 1 of Season 3 – Cave Explorer – is up.

Give a Great Startup Founder and Entrepreneur Media Interview

ReadWriteStart

It’s always on the checklist for a business and startup founder — get media attention. If you are a company or startup founder who has successfully secured the attention of a reporter and you’re nervous about your first real media interview, fear not!

10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

The right answer is to find a co-founder with complementary skills. Network to find co-founders just as you network to find investors. Co-founders are business partners for startups, so don’t be afraid to join and explore sites such as StartupWeekend, StartupAgents and CoFoundersLab.

How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

Startup Professionals Musings

Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. The CTO of many technical startups was the original founder.

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Rethinking Founder Vesting

K9 Ventures

One of these norms is how founder vesting and employee vesting works. Here is a good summary post from Cooley GO on Founder Vesting. There are two main reasons for founder vesting: To ensure founders stick around and build the company. To protect the founders (and investors) when a member of the founding team separates from the company prematurely. IMHO the former — having a cliff, is better for founders than the latter — not having a cliff).

Some Quick Things Every Founder Should Know

Both Sides of the Table

You get to have interesting conversations with founders and review business plans and then see how these businesses evolve over the years. " Revenue doesn't pay your bills, GM does  —  @msuster 2/ Founders obsess with revenue as a vanity metric.

Female Founder Interview: Melissa Kehl and Office Design and Manufacturing

The Startup Magazine

Here’s another from The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series. The post Female Founder Interview: Melissa Kehl and Office Design and Manufacturing appeared first on The Startup Magazine. We interviewed Ms. Melissa Kehl, President/Owner of Reike Office Interiors.

7 Keys To Being Seen As A Superhuman Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors know this, hence the saying “Bet on the jockey (founder), not the horse (idea).” Typically this energizes new startup founders, but some struggle trying to live up to their own, as well as everyone else’s expectations. entrepreneur founder jockey role model startup superhuma

Look For The Hunter Gene In Every New Venture Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs believe they are “different,” but they can’t quite understand how. They usually explain it by insisting that they are driven to follow their passion, need to be their own boss, want to get rich quick, or want to change the world.

4 Quotes From Successful Small Business Founders

Up and Running

Sometimes it can help to hear from small business founders who were able to breathe life into their business idea and make it go. These four founders shared their success stories with our LivePlan team over the past year. Allison Reitz, founder of Good Elephant.

Founder Interview: Jay Andreas, A.S.I. Construction

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series, we interviewed Mr. Jay Andreas. The post Founder Interview: Jay Andreas, A.S.I. Jay is the CEO of A.S.I. Construction, a leading contracting and remodeling company in Illinois.

Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank

I was driving home from the BIO conference in San Diego last month and had lots of time for a phone call with Dave, an ex student and now a founder who wanted to update me on his Customer Discovery progress. His inability to attract a co-founder who could code was a troubling sign.

Founder Market Fit

Feld Thoughts

” But my post yesterday about The Power of Passion When Starting Your Company was about “founder market fit.” ” And I’ve come to believe that – especially among first time entrepreneurs – founder market fit is much more important than product market fit at the inception of the company. Founders come in with something they are super excited about. We constantly hear about “product market fit.”

Female Founder Interview: Maria Teresa Ramos – Ramos Tax and Services

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series , we caught up with Maria Teresa Ramos, president of Ramos Tax and Services, a small business accounting services firm.

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Just like executive recruiters recognize the best executives, a technical expert in your business domain will recognize the right combination of skill, creativity, and experience you need for a co-founder or key team member. entrepreneur recruiting startup technical co-founder

Acknowledging The Value of Coaching and Therapy for Founders

Feld Thoughts

First, Felicis Ventures is committing 1% on top of every check the firm writes in non-dilutive capital earmarked for “founder development” in coaching and mental health. “Felicis’ bet is that by making such resources available and publicly known, founders won’t feel too proud, or too much pressure to seem successful, to address personal and team issues. He also points to the survey he is doing for his new book titled Depression: A Founders Companion.

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? “After reading your post on Why Founders Should Know How to Code it looks like web/mobile startups have it easy. Trying to figure out what the right set of co-founders isn’t so clear.

[Interview] Charlie Gilkey, Founder Of Productive Flourishing

YoungUpstarts

The post [Interview] Charlie Gilkey, Founder Of Productive Flourishing appeared first on Young Upstarts. Charlie Gilkey is an author, entrepreneur, philosopher, Army veteran, and renowned productivity expert.

Female Founder Interview: Tanesha Lambert – Catalysts for Growth

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series, we interviewed Ms. Tanesha is the founder and CEO of Intelquest, a business growth consultant in Naperville, Illinois. Lambert : We help founders bring relevant products and services to the marketplace.

Five Recruiting Metrics Every Founder Should Track

View from Seed

Ask a founder of a growing startup what they need most, and you’ll often get an answer along the lines of, “We need great people, and we need them fast.”. Founders furiously work their networks, post open positions on every reasonable-looking job board, and hope to quickly start hiring.

[Interview] John DiJulius, Founder, The DiJulius Group

YoungUpstarts

A successful entrepreneur, John is the founder of three businesses: The DiJulius Group, an international consulting firm, John Robert’s Spa, a chain of upscale salons in Northeast Ohio, and Believe in Dreams, a nonprofit that helps make dreams come true for deserving children.

The Perils of Founder Fighting

Both Sides of the Table

Nowhere is the politics more difficult than with co-founders, which is why for years I’ve spoken publicly about “ the co-founder mythology.” ” Of course we all go into businesses expecting to be aligned with our co-founders but over time life changes.