Today’s startup world is focused on success. Lessons are drawn by studying the accomplishments of Silicon Valley titans. Pitch decks are crafted to mimic those of Google, Amazon and others. A recipe for success? Perhaps. Yet, I would argue that more can be learned from entrepreneurial miscues and, yes, even failures. My blogs here have that predisposition. Successes are still interesting . . . but failures can be fascinating.
Boston is a great place for startups. It has first world startup services and resources, coupled with third world roads and mass transit.
Is Brex it? For everyday startup expenses like travel and meals it just may be. Brex offers credit to new companies with no credit history.
Employees who work at home are more productive than their office counterparts. They are happier, too. Companies that recognize this can benefit.
Strange as it may sound in this age of increasing automation, gig work, and executive pay, companies can honestly say, people are our most important asset.
Identifying and meeting with real angel investors is a challenge. It is an even more difficult task if one chases famous entrepreneurs and/or industry experts.
Pre-revenue startups are risky investments. Ignore the $ billion success stories and take time to understand how investors look at and value such companies.