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Josh Felser

Therapy is for Libtards!

Yes this post is about therapy for founders :), but I had a twitter exchange on therapy with Sean Hannity that actually inspired me to write this post. In a bid to understand my country better, I started following some Trump supporters on Twitter. I added Sean Hannity and then commented on a post in […]

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© Chris Michel

Beware of the Beautiful Resume

As a founder, I fell prey to the beautiful resume more than once. I believed that my startups had gotten far enough along and were now worthy of the people who had worked in top positions at the very best companies. I assumed by the virtue of these people’s pedigrees that they would come in […]

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Josh Felser

Battle of the Sexists

I am scared. About sharing my thoughts publicly. For the first time. And that’s unlike me. But engaging about women in tech is a minefield and so many choose to stay on the sidelines. Then three things happened (not including the nasty man’s behavior in the Presidential debate), all of which compelled me to write, […]

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© Chris Michel

Startup Capital Is Ammunition, Not Oxygen

We often hear stories about startups that spent too much, too fast and many times, spent foolishly on things like parties and Herman Miller chairs for all. What we don’t hear enough about are the startups that were too frugal and rather than investing in key initiatives, they held onto cash for dear life

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Founders, Your Goal Of VC Meeting №1? Meeting №2

Last week I agreed to hear a founder’s pitch and give feedback. I knew ahead of time that the company was not a good fit for my portfolio, but I wanted to help my friend who was helping the founder (and I was further inclined to take the meeting because the company has a woman […]

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12 Traits VCs Look For In An Entrepreneur

Everyone talks about how important the founding team is when VCs are looking at investing in start-ups but rarely do we VCs tell you founders exactly what we are looking for. This is because it is hard to say exactly — ‘I know it when I see it’ often gets thrown around. But the truth is that […]

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Being A Woman Is Now An Asset For Raising Venture Capital

About a year ago I was on an investor panel with hundreds of women founders in the audience. A woman stood up and asked “What do you recommend to us women who are about to fundraise given the odds are against us?” As this question was asked, the women around the room looked like deer […]

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Founders, You Want to Sell Viagra

Many entrepreneurs need to sell their products to businesses to have businesses themselves — B2B. They have researched the market and built products that solve a lot of pain. Yet, the companies they are trying to sell to are not buying, or are taking a long time to make a decision. Every day without the sale puts […]

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Here’s How To Love Fundraising (And Be Great At It)

Fund raising is not something most entrepreneurs look forward to doing and that may be the understatement of the year. Some fear the rejection, some are concerned about the time suck and the impact it will have on their business, and others are simply nervous because they have never done it before. Some entrepreneurs get […]

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