Posts Tagged ‘startup’

Book Review: Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

“>As someone several years into a successful venture backed enterprise software startup, I find myself spending a lot of time looking at the green grass on the other side of the startup fence: angel funding and quick flips. People have mixed opinions on flipping, both the practicalities and the ethics of quickly flipping a company. [...]

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There Can Be Too Many Suckers at the Table

Everyone knows the old saw about poker: If you can’t spot the sucker, it’s probably you. It’s nice to think you could sit down at a table with incompetent players and take their money. It probably works in poker. Mark Suster applies the aphorism to angel investing in his post Dealflow – Are You Sitting [...]

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Yes Virginia, You Can Work on Great Technology at Startups

You can work on great technology at startups. You wouldn’t think that would be a controversial statement. But it is if you believe Ted Tso’s defense of Google, “Google has a problem retaining great engineers? Bullcrap.” Ted dismisses the engineering that goes on in a startup, saying:
Similarly, you don’t work on great technology at a startup.  Startups, [...]

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Lean Startups and the Theory of the Firm

If you spend much time in the entrepreneurial corners of the blogosphere, you’re certain to have heard about lean startups. If you haven’t, check out Eric Reis and Steve Blank. The core of the lean startup is two related ideas: continuous validation and building the smallest company that can validate an idea. The result is [...]

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Valuing Startup Options

Nearly everyone who goes to work for a startup gets options, and the first question they ask is “how much are these options really worth?” When you are considering a job offer, particularly competitive job offers, it’s important to understand the value of the whole package. Putting a value on an option grant in a [...]

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