7 Reasons To Avoid Stealth Mode For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s still popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout. Startups in stealth mode often have a false sense of security that they can take extra time to do the job right the first time. Operating in stealth mode for an extended period tends to convince entrepreneurs to believe their own biases, and visibly fight the need to change.

What Are the Benefits of Stealth Mode for Startups, Really?

View from Seed

Startups and their founders who claim to be in “stealth mode” prior to launch are such a commonplace part of the startup ecosystem that it might seem odd to question its merits. But it’s important to address this head on and ask: What are the benefits of stealth mode for startups, really? . At NextView, some of the companies we invest in at the seed stage already have a meaningful public presence, while others choose to remain in stealth mode.

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Stealth is Overrated

K9 Ventures

“ US Navy Sea Shadow stealth craft ” by US Navy employee – [link]. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Stealth is overrated. Today, I have seen it enough times from companies in my portfolio and others that are not in my portfolio that have utilized the “We’re in stealth mode” line. The post Stealth is Overrated appeared first on K9 Ventures. Founders Opinion founders overrated startups stealth stealth-mode

Stealth Mode Entrepreneurs Only Increase the Risk

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I hear about a new startup that is in stealth mode, I wonder what problem they are hiding from whom. I believe stealth makes sense for large companies who can be sued for “pre-announcing” a new product to stall the market or kill a competitor. Stealth mode can give you a false sense of security that you can take additional time to get it right the first time. With stealth mode, you can’t learn early enough to pivot gracefully.

Infor: a grown-up stealth start-up

deal architect

I have known Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor for going on 2 decades now. He was a polymath way before I wrote a book celebrating them. He has computer science and law degrees in addition to an MBA. He is. Enterprise Software (other vendors

7 Reasons For Your Startup to Skip Stealth Mode

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I hear about a new startup that is in stealth mode, I wonder what problem they are hiding from whom. I believe stealth makes sense for large companies who can be sued for “pre-announcing” a new product to stall the market or kill a competitor. Stealth mode can give you a false sense of security that you can take additional time to get it right the first time. These things can’t be done while in stealth mode.

New Thoughts on Stealth Mode

Feld Thoughts

We’ve been having a running joke within Foundry Group for several years about “stealth mode.” My partner Seth alludes to it in his blog post a few years back titled To stealth or not to stealth. Niel wrote a brilliant post on this titled The Stealth Mode: Trada’s Position on Staying Stealth. And we’ve got another stealth company quietly building something amazing which I’m sure they’ll start talking about when they are ready.

Dexterity exits stealth with 56.2M raised for its collaborative warehouse robots

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The post Dexterity exits stealth with 56.2M raised for its collaborative warehouse robots appeared first on Lightspeed Venture Partners

Stealth Mode Entrepreneurs Only Increase the Risk

Gust

Every time I hear about a new startup that is in stealth mode, I wonder what problem they are hiding from whom. I believe stealth makes sense for large companies who can be sued for “pre-announcing” a new product to stall the market or kill a competitor. Stealth mode can give you a false sense of security that you can take additional time to get it right the first time. With stealth mode, you can’t learn early enough to pivot gracefully. Image via Facebook.com.

Stealth mode is back. Long live stealth mode!

VC Adventure

Recently Dan Frommer over at the Silicon Alley Insider wrote about the reemergence of “stealth mode ”. While I’d argue that it never really went away in the first place, it seems that more people are seeing the virtues of staying under the radar as they build the basics of their business (despite TechCrunch’s declaration that stealth was stupid …). And with all this discussion of “stealth” I think Niel and I may have won over at least one of my partners.

“Stealth mode” and other f’ing brilliant strategies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Stay in stealth mode until the last minute. Here’s some of my super-secret winning strategies from fifteen years of building startups. The last thing any startup needs is people finding out about it. You can get attention later — that’s not difficult. You don’t need the distraction of customers clamoring outside your office while you’re still refactoring your NoSQL database structures. Especially when you consider competitors.

Is "Stealth" the Best Way to Build Your Business?

ReadWriteStart

They explained they were building it "stealth". Interestingly, very active angel and COO at Square , Keith Rabois weighted in on Quora in response to the question: "What are some concrete reasons for *actively* stealthing a startup?"

Four Stealth Israeli Startups with promise: Intential, SourceFox, INEZE, Crowdspot

VC Cafe

Self reported: Stealth-mode peronal finance security startup powered by the collective vigilance and wisdom of crowds. I ntential : co-founded by Geoffrey Mugliston (who previously guest-posted on VC Cafe), Interntial is developing serious technology using NLP technology.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Niel Robertson in The Stealth Mode: Trada’s Position on Staying Stealth captures the basic communication needs of early stage startups pretty well: In the beginning there are three basic things every startup needs: experts to give you input on your product as you’re building it, users to help you beta test your product in a real-life setting, customers who will give you real money for what you’re building and take real risk in doing so. What is Stealth?

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Hypergiant Emerges from Stealth Mode to Create AI Products

SiliconHills

The post Hypergiant Emerges from Stealth Mode to Create AI Products appeared first on SiliconHills. Serial Entrepreneur Ben Lamm envisions a future in which artificial intelligence is ubiquitous. Lamm co-founded Austin-based Hypergiant to fashion that future by working with Fortune 500 companies to create products for the artificial intelligence marketplace. That might include an autonomous bartender that can craft cocktails on the fly tailored to customer’s tastes. And it’s not […].

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Niel Robertson in The Stealth Mode: Trada’s Position on Staying Stealth captures the basic communication needs of early stage startups pretty well: In the beginning there are three basic things every startup needs: experts to give you input on your product as you’re building it, users to help you beta test your product in a real-life setting, customers who will give you real money for what you’re building and take real risk in doing so. What is Stealth?

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Stealth Mode

genuinevc.com

Stealth Mode. I’ve recently been introduced to a number of startups that are operating in “stealth mode,” and have been thinking about what to make of this fact. In a post yesterday, Keith Robinson clearly articulated one of my conclusions, “I’ve heard quite a bit about start-ups and “stealth mode.” To completely dismiss a company as making a poor decision because it is in stealth mode is off the mark. About Me. Previous Entries. GenuineVC.

Stealth Wealth: How To Pretend You Earn Less Than You Do

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Discreet wealth is the new status symbol which means you can absolutely have it, and not flaunt it. Here are few smart money tips to get started. Finance Grow money money management personal finance wealth

Are You a Stealth Manager?

Growthink Blog

My first job, nearly 20 years ago, was at a market research firm. About six months into the job, I had an idea for a new product. My idea -- rather than giving clients access to a large database of information, I took the database and created pre-defined reports that allowed them to access key pieces of data quickly and easily. read more. Dave Lavinsky

Stealth Startup Magic Leap Officially Opens its Austin Office

SiliconHills

Klug, who has […] The post Stealth Startup Magic Leap Officially Opens its Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A few years ago, Michael Klug left his job as co-founder and chief technology officer at Zebra Imaging. At Zebra, Klug worked for 17 years on its dynamic 3D holographic and light-field display products. He helped the company raise money and launch its products.

Why go stealth?

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

I always go back and forth about whether stealth mode is good or bad. I guess that I should back up and explain what I mean by stealth. When someone has a business idea, she may choose not to disclose what the idea is about aka stealth mode. Almost always I am con-stealth mode, I think people are cheating themselves from getting good feedback from others. Back to the idea of stealth mode.

Four Stealth Israeli Startups with promise: Interntial, SourceFox, INEZE, Crowdspot

VC Cafe

Self reported: Stealth-mode peronal finance security startup powered by the collective vigilance and wisdom of crowds. Tags: CrowdSpot Geoffrey Mugliston Ineze Interntial Yaron Samid Auto computational linguistics Draft impossible match INEZE Israeli startups language processing technologies product Stealth wisdom of crowds I nterntial : co-founded by Geoffrey Mugliston (who previously guest-posted on VC Cafe), Interntial is developing serious technology using NLP technology.

Stealth Mode Startup

www.frozennorth.org

Stealth Mode Startup. Let me add another reason to that list: it isnt always that hard to figure out what a stealth-mode startup is really doing. Im at a tradeshow in Dallas this week, and we were visited by some very bright people from a stealth-mode startup. They want to build a big brand fast after they come out of stealth mode. * I respect this companys desire to remain in stealth mode, even if I dont think theres much point.

The Stealth Mode: Trada’s Position on Staying Stealth

trada.com

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After Two Years in Stealth-Mode, Austin-based Wanchain Launches Digital Currency Platform

SiliconHills

After working in stealth mode for two years in China and Austin, Wanchain launched its digital currency platform this week at a Bitcoin conference in Miami. The post After Two Years in Stealth-Mode, Austin-based Wanchain Launches Digital Currency Platform appeared first on SiliconHills. Tokenization of assets is at its inflection point. With cryptocurrencies now worth over $700 billion, the digital economy is growing wildly, but there is a problem,” Jack Lu, Founder, […].

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Ultimate Advice to Stealth-Mode Startups: Just Stop

Up and Running

Jason Freedman, who calls himself “humbled MBA,&# ( which is right-there brilliant, before I go on ) writes Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice. Tweet I love it!

To stealth or not to stealth

VC Adventure

Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice.

www.humbledmba.com

Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice. As in stop being in stealth mode. Let me a share a few reasons why you dont need to be in stealth mode: 1.) One of the reasons youre foolishly in stealth mode is probably because you havent done enough market research to realize that people are already working on this. Perhaps the biggest reason not to be in stealth is that youre robbing yourself of great feedback. Check out my newest company.

7 Reasons For Startups To Maximize Early Visibility

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s still popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout. Startups in stealth mode often have a false sense of security that they can take extra time to do the job right the first time. Operating in stealth mode for an extended period tends to convince entrepreneurs to believe their own biases, and visibly fight the need to change.

Startups Who Hide Early Work Only Fool Themselves

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout. Startups in stealth mode often have a false sense of security that they can take extra time to do the job right the first time. Operating in stealth mode for an extended period tends to convince entrepreneurs to believe their own biases, and visibly fight the need to change.

To stealth or not to stealth | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

StackEngine Launches out of Stealth to Manage & Automate Docker, Raises $1M

Austin Startup

StackEngine, the platform that gives organizations the power to simply and massively deploy, manage, and scale resilient Docker applications, today formally exited stealth mode and announced $1M in seed funding from Silverton Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners.

Why It’s Not Healthy To Be A Stealthy Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I hear about a new startup that is in stealth mode, I wonder what problem they are hiding from whom. I believe stealth makes sense for large companies who can be sued for “pre-announcing” a new product to stall the market or kill a competitor.

Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice - Discussion

news.ycombinator.com

Hacker News new | comments | ask | jobs | submit login Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice. I work for a stealth startup. The idea is just a very small part of the reason why we are in stealth. If we are not in stealth mode, it will just draw unwanted attention. Again, as I said this is just part of the reasons why we are in stealth. Our biggest reasons for being in stealth are people related. Depends on what you mean by "stealth".

Macheen in Stealth, but Starts with $2.75M

Austin Startup

Let’s talk about a perfect storm. Start with Richard Schwartz. He’s been advising ATI companies for a while, and was the CEO of SoloMio. It looks like he just resigned as the Chairman of Jinni (presumably to focus on his new company). He’s active in a tech incubator program in Israel, and a former Sr. VP of Technology at Vignette. A proven technology entrepreneur and executive. Add some really smart money from Tom Meredith and Mike Maples Sr.

Stealth Mode, Schmealth Mode: The Real Reasons Why Startups Don't Talk

onstartups.com

Stealth Mode, Schmealth Mode: The Real Reasons Why Startups Dont Talk. If you hang around startup founders long enough, you’ll ultimately come across someone that directly or indirectly claims that their company is in “stealth mode” This can come in any number of flavors: “We’re not talking about our plans just yet.” i guess by your definition probably not, but ive heard others refer to my scenario as being in stealth mode as well.

13 Stealth Ways to Save Money When Starting Up

Early Growth Financial Services

Originally published in Inc. The Young Entrepreneur Council asked 13 successful young entrepreneurs about the unique ways their companies save some extra cash. Here are their best answers. Forget Information Products This is an area not many people talk about because a lot of businesses make their money by selling these items. The problem is that too many entrepreneurs buy into eBooks, courses, group coaching programs, etc., but they don’t spend any time implementing.

Qwilt Raises $24M to Reduce Data Load of Video by Up to 80%

VC Cafe

They have been in stealth mode for 2 years now working mainly with network infrastructures and content providers. They are going to remain in semi-stealth mode and are testing their products in the US, Asia, and Europe. Crescendo Networks Qwilt video accel partners B2B Cisco content crescendo networks Crescent Point hod hasharon israel juniper landline networks Load Redpoint Ventures redwood city california rob glaser Startup stealth mode traffic

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Linking around with LinkSmart

VC Adventure

I’ve written in the past about the benefits of “stealth mode” as well as the debates we’ve had at Foundry around whether or not companies should remain quiet about what they are planning, or be public about it from day one. Foundry Companies stealthAt the core of the Internet is the ability to connect together content.

VentureGeek’s Graduate 6Scan Gets Funded by YL Ventures

VC Cafe

Still in stealth mode, 6scan offers a SaaS security protection suite for websites through its main products: 6scan Patrol and 6scan Bodyguard. 6Scan SixScan VentureGeek YL Ventures Yoav Leitersdorf 6scan ecommerce platforms hat hacker israeli startup israeli vc price protection saas security Scan software startups stealth modeA few weeks ago we covered 6scan as part of the first graduating class of VentureGeeks , an Israeli startup incubator.

Our Investment in Cloze ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

The company has been in stealth mode for the last couple months but I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about NextView’s investment in the company and our enthusiasm to be working with co-founders Dan Foody and Alex Cote. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. Our Investment in Cloze. June 25, 2012.

Linking around with LinkSmart

VC Adventure

I’ve written in the past about the benefits of “stealth mode” as well as the debates we’ve had at Foundry around whether or not companies should remain quiet about what they are planning, or be public about it from day one. Foundry Companies stealthAt the core of the Internet is the ability to connect together content.

Join the search revolution! Introducing: Trada

VC Adventure

Trada has been working in stealth mode for the last 18 months to build a system that harnesses the power of a “crowd” of search experts to work on behalf of advertisers. Tags: Foundry Companies stealth While search marketing is already a huge business, more and more companies each day are discovering the advantages of advertising directly to customers through search engines.