How to Raise Venture Capital? First Things First

This goes out to all the entrepreneurs who have yet to think about their businesses in depth and reason from first principles. Before you begin raising money, make sure you have a clear idea of how your product will make money. You should be able to articulate this...

The Paper Resume Will Die — Eventually

The first job that I ever applied to in my life was at a newspaper startup. I remember obsessing over my resume. I had zero work experience. I was fifteen years old. What do you expect? It was the classic chicken and egg problem. They wanted to see some level of work...

The War of Art

I just finished reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. It’s 1:00AM on a Tuesday, and I feel a lot of resistance while writing this. I rather be sleeping right now than writing. It’s the beginning of the week and I have to be up early tomorrow. So the question...

How to Get Into a Startup Accelerator?

In one of my recent posts titled, Startups are F$#%^& Tricky, I wrote a piece that said: As a founder, you need the chutzpah for the dreams and goals you want to pursue. Eat, sleep, exercise and iterate. Remember, execution is key in spite of what the experts...

Why is the Bay Area so Important for Startups?

Story 1. A few years ago, I ran into Ron Conway at a networking event. He is known as one of the most prolific startup investors of all time. I introduced myself to Ron, told him what I was working on, and he immediately introduced me to one of his partners. I later...