Posts Tagged: founders

Maybe It’s More Important Your Co-Founders’ Weaknesses are Complementary To Yours

I think in the enterprise, in SaaS, it’s especially important you pick the right co-founders.  It’s a 7-10 year journey, after all.  In Consumer Internet, I guess so long as you hit it early, you can always get rid of

Maybe It’s More Important Your Co-Founders’ Weaknesses are Complementary To Yours

I think in the enterprise, in SaaS, it’s especially important you pick the right co-founders.  It’s a 7-10 year journey, after all.  In Consumer Internet, I guess so long as you hit it early, you can always get rid of

If You Don’t Have a Truly Great Founding Team, Just Take a Pause. Don’t Start Your Start-Up Yet.

Ok I know this post and its title seems like the most obvious thing in the world. But empirically, I can tell you isn’t.  Over the past 12 months, I’ve met with friends/colleagues/partners/ex-customers who are total rockstars and working on

If You Don’t Have a Truly Great Founding Team, Just Take a Pause. Don’t Start Your Start-Up Yet.

Ok I know this post and its title seems like the most obvious thing in the world. But empirically, I can tell you isn’t.  Over the past 12 months, I’ve met with friends/colleagues/partners/ex-customers who are total rockstars and working on

Unfortunately, We (Probably) Have No Idea If Your SaaS Idea is Any Good

Here’s the thing in SaaS:  I appreciate you asking me.  But, honestly, generally speaking — I probably have no idea if your pre-launch SaaS idea is any good.  So no need even to show me any deck, any static demo,

Unfortunately, We (Probably) Have No Idea If Your SaaS Idea is Any Good

Here’s the thing in SaaS:  I appreciate you asking me.  But, honestly, generally speaking — I probably have no idea if your pre-launch SaaS idea is any good.  So no need even to show me any deck, any static demo,

The Pernicious Effect of Dilution in SaaS: The Cold, Hard, Bloody numbers

I remember one of the first things I had to do in the start-up world, years ago, was help prepare the table of 5% Stockholders and Named Executive Officers and Directors for a small public company.  {If you’ve never seen these

The Pernicious Effect of Dilution in SaaS: The Cold, Hard, Bloody numbers

I remember one of the first things I had to do in the start-up world, years ago, was help prepare the table of 5% Stockholders and Named Executive Officers and Directors for a small public company.  {If you’ve never seen these