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“All we need is a lead for the round”

I’ve had the privilege of working with entrepreneurs for my entire career. In pitch meetings and board meetings at Bolt,…

Axel Bichara Axel Bichara
Certification and Regulatory Requirements for Product Developers

Do I haaaaaave to? Yes. If you’re designing a physical product, you have an important responsibility to ensure your creation…

Tyler Mincey Tyler Mincey
If you have five business models, you don’t have a business model

As an early-stage founder, it can be tempting to come up with half a dozen ways your company could make…

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What Madison Reed teaches us about DNVB

The best digitally native vertical brands are evolving from DTC enterprises to sophisticated tech-enabled omnichannel operations.

Kate McAndrew Kate McAndrew
Casper’s clever little nightlight

We took a look at what’s going on inside the mattress peddler’s surprisingly complicated nightlight with a gorgeous user experience.

Tyler Mincey Tyler Mincey
Adding more colors is simple, right?!

Sonos is biting off a challenge by launching new color combinations with HAY. Is it worth it, and should you,…

Tyler Mincey Tyler Mincey
Operating plans for pre-seed startups

Your operating plan is not a financial or fundraising document: It has to be a plan you actually believe you…

Axel Bichara Axel Bichara
Hardware Product Management Frameworks for Startups

Early-stage hardware companies usually understand the “how” of product development. Product management adds a layer of “why,” “what,” and “when”…

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Trade secrets are a valuable asset — guard them or die

Most startups aren’t doing enough to identify and keep trade secrets safe. Don’t be like most startups. There’s a place…

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