Leaner, Meaner Innovation

I wrote an article last week for CityOnline and The Mark News.  Below is the full article for your reading pleasure.  Scroll to the bottom to see the video from The Mark News (which I’ve included particularly for you Americans because now that the Olympics are...

Market Sizing for Startups – Get Real!

I’ve had a set of conversations lately about market size estimates for startups and how to demonstrate to a potential investor that the market space you are in is attractive.  A few themes emerged in those conversations: 1.  Extrapolate but Don’t Invent...

VC Pitch Template

I’ve been working on a presentation for a startup to use to pitch their business to VC firms and I’ve used and shared this template enough now that I thought I would share it with all of you.  Every company is different and my experience has been mainly...

Startups and The Vision Thing

David Crow has a thoughtful post about how startups need to think through their exit strategy in order to make smarter decisions along the way to make it happen.  He talks about how he’s surprised that almost every startup he talks to has a plan to get acquired...