The Role of a Startup CEO

Most would describe the role of a startup CEO as being a nightmare of everything imaginable. Marketing, fund raising, business development, development, fireman, and more. To be an effective CEO you cannot be doing everything for everyone. Like your business, you need to focus on what really matters and what really drives results. There are … Continue reading “The Role of a Startup CEO”

Where to Sell | Don’t be a Tool

VC’s are looking to invest in enterprise.  Angels are looking to invest in enterprise.  Why are 75% of startups consumer facing?  Could it be that people who invest their money to make money for a living are wrong?  Doubtful but possible.  It is more likely that we as entrepreneurs do not have problems in the enterprise world … Continue reading “Where to Sell | Don’t be a Tool”

Adapt or Die

Julian Smith gave a great presentation today which I’ll talk only briefly about.  I’d hate to give away any of his thunder but he is an excellent presenter and makes great points in the startup world (and even beyond). Pressure forces adaptation. Use obstacles as fuel. Test ALL hunches / guesses / everything (A bridge … Continue reading “Adapt or Die”