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StartUp Founders: Find Your One Titan thumbnail

StartUp Founders: Find Your One Titan

Founders. Get a mentor. Get an advisor. You don’t know it all. Every legendary entrepreneur will tell you, the real cheat code was finding that one guru, that oracle who has been there, done that, and was willing to share the playbook.

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Your Right to Exist: The StartUp Problem Statement

This isn’t just a mere slide in your pitch deck. The StartUp Problem Statement is the entire thesis that continually validates your startup’s right to exist.

The StartUp Value Chain: Where Do You Fit In? thumbnail

The StartUp Value Chain: Where Do You Fit In?

The founder journey demands a profound understanding of your startup’s place in the ecosystem. The (non)linear path between solution success and customer success is mapped via the Value Chain.

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SaaS 2.0: The Evolution to ‘Software And Also Services’

For SaaS startups, services aren’t the enemy of SaaS – they’re the growth catalyst. Your SaaS offering is the core, akin to an assembly line. Your goal is to get it as commoditized, efficient, optimized, lean and profitable as possible.

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Startup Investor Updates: A Weekly Ritual for Resilient Leadership

Embarking on the startup journey demands strategic tools, and one often overlooked gem is the weekly investor update. Whether your startup dances with external investors or not, crafting a weekly recap isn’t just a ritual; it’s a roadmap to resilient leadership.

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The StartUp Founder’s Guide To Investor Updates

You are your startup’s first, largest, and most activist investor. Your duty to yourself, your alter ego (your startup), and external stakeholders is to ensure transparency, progress, and growth.
It’s called an Investor Update.

StartUp Founders Have A Growth Fetish aka GaaC thumbnail

StartUp Founders Have A Growth Fetish aka GaaC

StartUp Founders have a growth fetish – we are lured by rapid scale & higher valuations. In doing so, we chase customers at unsustainable costs, mistaking fleeting engagement for loyalty. This blind pursuit of expansion, is generally at the expense of sustainability and profitability.

Survivors of the 2023 Startup Apocalypse: Keep Pushing, Don’t Quit thumbnail

Survivors of the 2023 Startup Apocalypse: Keep Pushing, Don’t Quit

Venture into 2024 with resilience and determination. Learn from the challenges of 2023 and discover why, in the unpredictable realm of startups, the path to success often demands unwavering persistence.

From Good To Great: Uncover Your Startup’s True Market Impact thumbnail

From Good To Great: Uncover Your Startup’s True Market Impact

The problem statement is the easy part. Assessing its impact – that’s the founders’ reckoning. Is this a solution-seeking problem, and does it have the potential to truly move the market?

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