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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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6 Things I Learned from Screening 5,000 Pitch Decks

Commonly held startup misconceptions I once believed The world is full of common misconceptions. Did you know that: src: https://xkcd.com/843/ Napoleon…

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What Cracking Open a Sonos One Tells Us About the Sonos IPO

I always find more truth about a company’s future buried in a company’s products. Long story short: I don’t have…

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What’s in a Great Startup Idea?

Why you should understand the history of a product space There’s a misconception among many startup founders that a great…

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How to build an investor lead list

Understanding the nuances between VC firms will make it easier to raise money. A great lead list starts with a…

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AR and VR couldn’t be more different. Stop lumping them together.

Augmented reality is all around us — you just have to know where to look. Virtual reality, however, is a completely different…

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How to understand the financial levers in your business

Or: How can an electric scooter ride-sharing company like Bird possibly make money? It’s like a scooter for kids, but with…

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I invest in slope, not y-intercept

The best investors are more interested in how you think than what you know. When I tell people Bolt invests in…

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