I was asked by a very thoughtful B2B founder in our portfolio if he should be spending time building a downturn plan. It’s a great question, and one not to be taken lightly. At the time, things in the venture world were – and for the most part still are – going along swimmingly.
I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entrée for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want. Yet you may not be so sure where to start, and how to put it all together.
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest startup funding rounds globally during the month of November. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, a brief description of the company, and total equity funding raised for the company to further the analysis. USE THE ARROWS BELOW TO NAVIGATE THE […]
Earlier this month, I crawled into Dr. Wendy Ju‘s autonomous car simulator to explore the future of human-machine interfaces. Dr. Ju recently moved to the Roosevelt Island campus from Stanford University. While in California, the roboticist was famous for making videos capturing people’s reactions to self-driving cars using students disguised as “ghost-drivers” in seat costumes. Professor […]
Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology or transforming society with a new process. But unfortunately, most of these ideas fail at the execution level or are not truly innovative.
Notable startup fundings for the week ending 12/8/18 featuring funding details for Looker, Farmstead, NuORDER, Amplitude, and much much more .
Gary Vaynerchuk offers a few tips for anyone interested in starting or joining a family business.
In this age of constant change, I usually find myself writing about what has changed. Yet I find that periodically it pays to reflect on what hasn’t changed in business, probably won’t change in the foreseeable future, and is still critical to our success in our professional career, as well as the success of our business.
Why owners and executives fall into traps of inertia and the critical pragmatic leadership skills needed to regain the required momentum.