The 89 Business Terms Every Startup Founder and CEO Should Know

Starting a business can be incredibly overwhelming. There’s so much to do, so much to learn and every day seems to hold new challenges that you and you alone need to solve in order to survive. It’s a steep learning curve.That is why I put together this glossary of the most common business terms and...

Is Web3 Bullsh*t?

News flash: The crypto and blockchain crowd have rebranded to web3. They probably thought it sounded better and didn’t want all the baggage that hundreds of scam ICOs, STOs and skirted securities laws brought with the term blockchain.  In a way, it was a bit like Facebook changing its name to Meta. Crypto’s biggest players...

Does Your Startup Need a Business Plan?

Short answer: No. You can stop reading this article now and get back to work building your business. Doing anything else (especially like stopping to create a business plan) is purely wasting your time. In all seriousness though, why is the question of a business plan still so prevalent amongst founders? Why is it that...

From Founder to CEO: Going from Zero to One to 100

There are two types of leaders: those who thrive through war and hardship (like Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln) and those that excel during peace & prosperity (Angela Merkel and Margaret Thatcher). And generally, there is almost no overlap between the two, which makes sense. The thing is, this dichotomy doesn’t only apply to politics...

How to Structure Your Fundraise to Close Your Round Faster

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising Part 5: How to Structure Your Fundraise to Close Your Round Faster Welcome back to Part 5 of our Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising. If you missed the previous posts, I highly recommend you read through those first before continuing. The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising Part 1: Understanding...

The 13 Biggest Fundraising Mistakes Startups Make

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising Part 4: The Biggest Fundraising Mistakes Startups Make Welcome back to Part 4 of our Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising. If you missed the previous posts, I highly recommend you read through those first before continuing. The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising Part 1: Understanding Investors 101: The Pros...

Millions in Minutes : The Zoom Boom in Covid Era Startup Fundraising

Fundraising is one of the most critical aspects of any startup. You need the runway to “burn” through the learning phase (products to product market fit) as quickly as possible as you work to scale your business. Because otherwise you’ll never catch (and ultimately conquer) the incumbents. Because some businesses simply NEED outside funding to...

The 25 Step Angel Investor Checklist

Angel investing in tech startups can be a massive source of wealth creation. It’s sexy too, who doesn’t want to say they’re an angel investor. And what better way to spend your time than by meeting some of the most inspiring and innovative individuals building the world-changing business of tomorrow. But it is not all...

14 Ways to Start a Killer Circular Economy Startup

Building Sustainable Businesses that Scale and Change the World We are consuming more resources than our planet can handle. Every day $111B is spent in the US alone on an insane number of consumer goods producing an unfathomable 728k tons of garbage (or 63k garbage trucks) per day filling our landfills. And that is just the...