David Cohen – the ringleader of TechStars – has a good post up titled Thoughts from the west out east, and vice versa. Last week David was a guest speaker at the Northeast Regional Investor Conference held in Portsmouth, NH. In addition to running TechStars, David is an active angel investor in Colorado and had a […]
Archives for October 2007
Month: October 2007
Today’s great post(s) come from Ken Gaebler and are titled My Competitor Raised $50 Million – Great! and conversely My Competitor Raised $50 Million – Yikes! Ken did a nice job of being both an optimist and a pessimist around the issue – and addresses a bunch of the opportunities and concerns that ensue.
Question: I am in the process of getting my startup venture off the ground and have run into a slight road block. I have developed the business case, and fleshed out the product requirements, but need a strong developer to the product. Problem is, I have not gotten any funding yet, therefore cannot pay someone […]
Q: We are a virtual company that will operate very lean. I am hiring a COO/CFO at the moment, and am wondering what share grant would be appropriate. I have seen CEOs recruited into startups receive something like 5%. Are there rules of thumb? A (Brad): We’ve got plenty of posts around this general topic […]
I love it when Dick Costolo fires up his virtual pen and lets the words flow. Today’s post titled Too Many Chiefs of Too Many Indians (a total of 1,218 words) is an excellent treatise on who to hire early in the life of your company. More specifically, it answers the questions “should I hire […]
I have 57 unanswered questions in my “AsktheVC” folder. There are 77 days left in 2007. That’s less than one a day. I should be able to get the folder to 0 by the end of 2007. Nothing like a little goal. Of course, that assumes no new questions which you – fair reader – […]