The problem of evil — Why do bad things happen to good people?
This conundrum has plagued philosophers and theologians since time immemorial.
Today, I wonder why some NFT projects fail to win the mandate of heaven?
For instance, @cryptogawds.
I’m but a noob to the world…
2020 and 2021 have been busy years for Founder Collective — In addition to making new investments, we were fortunate to have 19 exits. While this sample is neither representative nor statistically significant, I think founders could draw a few lessons from it.
This sample includes public…
By Eric Paley
These days I find myself talking with our founders often about the perils of pricing to perfection: Founders need to balance the desire to optimize in the short-term against potential long-term fundraising complications.
Imagine you are a “hot” early-stage startup and have $500K in ARR. …
“We’re still early” has become a mantra in the crypto community, but it’s also shockingly still applicable to SaaS.
Canva’s new $40B valuation and the charitable pledge of its founders have overshadowed the fact that the product is “just” an excellent web app.
I mean this respectfully!
A few tips on building enterprise startups — healthcare, big co. tools, etc.
📈 The sales uptick won’t come until year six
🙄 Don’t be a subject matter snob
🤝 Everyone has to sell
📜 Pick VCs with long track records
🧑🎓 Prepare to teach
By Hillary Bush
I built SEO engines at MasterClass and Bungalow, and developed strategies for companies like Copeland, Outschool, and Adobe. Founders often cite SEO as a key distribution strategy but lack the knowledge of how to build one. I want to share the essentials I’ve gathered:
Pixar’s 24 feature films are incredible combinations of art and technology, but they also contain good lessons for startup founders.
Here is a tip from each, from Toy Story to Luca.
Embrace limitations The choice of toys as the main characters for Pixar’s first feature wasn’t accidental…
Seven lessons I learned in six years at Uber:
🕸️ Decentralized talent is a superpower
🏦 Everyone needs to be an owner
🎯 Design for what matters
🚀 Moonshots take time
🍦 Build marketing into the product
🚨 Disrupt yourself–or someone else will
📈 Use data when…
As a lawyer, I reviewed client emails and was amazed by the self-incriminating content people sent with no self-awareness.
Imagine the potential for career-ending faux pas when TikTok, Slack, and Snap are added to the mix?
How should new grads navigate this minefield?
The Millenial/Gen Z cohorts…