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The true cost of trying The median seed round in the US is $1.4m. This represents the median cost to get an idea, build a development team and test it. Which sounds like a lot, but it makes sense when you add up the cost of hiring a product team, designers, product managers, mobile and...
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On the way back from a long drive the other week, I listened to a Freakonomics podcast on failure. It’s about how the engineers in the challenger shuttle disaster actually predicted the failed o-ring, and objected to the shuttle’s launch but were overruled.  It looks in to the culture of failure and how the stigmas involved...
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Having seen a few thousand pitches, mentored 100’s of founders through incubators and accelerators, invested in over 50 startups, both through BlueChilli and privately, and having my on failures on my belt, here’s 8 ways you can f**k up your early stage startup. The good news is they’re all preventable! 1. forget to sell This...
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