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Frank Rotman

2022 was a horror story with inflation being the boogeyman and the markets being a serial killer on the loose.

Surviving economic adversity is a life skill so here are a few tips to help you navigate 2023 and stay mentally strong. 🧵👇

January 22, 2023

Frank Rotman

Many companies went through a major layoff in 2022. Many more will reduce their staff in 2023.

When the dust settles, businesses will be leaner but challenges will still remain.

Here's a valuable checklist for survivors:🧵👇

December 16, 2022

Frank Rotman

2022 was more of a body blow than a knockout punch to #Founders and #VCs.

Most Founders will stagger to their feet and strategize with their Investors.

So while the next 12 months will feel like 12 more rounds, it’s a fight that can be won.

8 predictions for 2023: 🧵👇

December 13, 2022

Frank Rotman

Another day another meltdown in the crypto space. Smarter minds than mine are unpacking the details of what’s happened and what comes next.

But I thought it would be worth explaining “the issue behind the issue” and when your money might not be safe!!!! 🧵👇

November 9, 2022

Frank Rotman

Founders are busy re-structuring their operating plans to reduce burn.

A reduction in burn almost always slows growth which #VCs will interpret as a negative signal.

The result is confusion and loads of bad advice.

Is this a solvable problem? 🧵👇

November 5, 2022

Frank Rotman

#VCs and #startups are dealing with the reality that today’s environment is brutal compared to what it’s been like over the past few years.

The reason for the abrupt shift is that Darwin went on vacation for a few years but has finally returned.

This changes EVERYTHING! 🧵👇

October 10, 2022

Frank Rotman

Founders know that building a successful #startup hinges on being able to adapt quickly.

A master plan can focus and guide a team, but when it stops working it’s important to quickly improvise a “Plan B”.

And do you know who does this extraordinarily well? Jazz musicians. 🧵👇

October 3, 2022

Frank Rotman

Capital is less available than it’s been in recent years. So Investors are advising companies to make changes that reflect this new reality.

How should Founders deal with divergent opinions? How should Founders make decisions when there's disagreement? 🧵👇

August 2, 2022

Frank Rotman

Sometimes the simplest pieces of advice are the ones that have the most impact.

Here are a few “single tweet nuggets” that I’ve found myself sharing recently with talented Founders and Investors: 🧵👇

March 23, 2022