“Honesty is a very expensive gift; just don’t expect it from cheap people.” Warren Buffet on Feedback
Tom Tunguz followed up his article on free trials survey ( presented at Saastr 2019) with another insightful post on assisted and unassisted free trails. They are linked and should be read together. The key points that you need to dig deeper into are :
Mark Suster is Partner, Upfront Ventures and ‘2x entrepreneur (who) sold both companies (last one to Salesforce.com)’. He has written a lucid series on startups and boards. It is a contentious, ambiguous and a topic without clarity. For founders that is. When do you form a board? Who do you offer (or deny) a seat? Who drops off when? Who controls the board at round D? How can I protect my self from getting fired by my board? Is that a real threat
Necessity is really the ‘Mother’ of invention. NPR puts out this great podcast “How I built this” hosted by Guy Raz, which I have referred to in the past. I love the stories which are dealt with in great details and Guy has this way to ask the most delicate questions to his very successful guests, who reciprocate with candid answers.
This is what a D&B infographic circulated a while back citing a Butler Group report. Venture Beat wrote an article calling this stat nonsense and that it was never reported. However there was a lot of discussion around this in media. The factors behind seems plausible – so someone took a lot of trouble to make the stats look believable.
Tom Zsomborgi is the CFO of Kinsta a managed WordPress hosting company. One of the most simple and honest summary of growing your saas business is his post in the Kinsta Blog earlier this year.
Women (founders) are more likely to say they want to “change the world” : Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018.
I wanted to take a peek at last years Startup Genome Global Startup Ecosystem Report – 2018 (new one due next month) and in continuation of my post ‘Women make 25% less than men’ – last Sunday(10th March) I wanted what the surgery said about Startup Founder – both female and male.