Thought Leadership Threads
Do you want to know a secret about Board meetings?
The secret: They aren’t unique!
Seasoned Board Members discover that Board meetings fall into very distinct categories.
What follows is a classification framework and a few insightful nuggets (including a soundtrack).
Most successful startups find product-market fit by doing a single thing better or cheaper than other available options. But most startups struggle to crack the code on additional products.
Here are 5 common fallacies to avoid if you want to expand beyond a wedge product:
After months of hard work you’ve managed to raise a comfortable amount of new of capital for your #startup. Now what?
A simple thread for Founders and VCs about shifting from a “need to raise” to a “need to prove” mindset.
If you want to constantly produce top quartile returns, you have to find at least one “return the fund” (RTF) investment every fund.
Here’s a simple exercise that’s helped me spot 1-2 RTFs every fund:
This may sound funny but I actually have a favorite business model.
We all know that the goal of business is to sell a good/service at a higher price than it costs to manufacture and distribute.
My favorite business model is designed to do this extremely well. 👇🤯
When a #startup that I’m advising wants to raise money in the near future, I always ask them the question: “Are there any asterisks?” By this I mean, are there any counter-factual results that will have to be explained in diligence. This matters A LOT. A 🧵👇
A common question Founders struggle with is “how to monetize”. Founders have strong thoughts on the product/service they want to build, but many are baffled when it comes to determining the best way of building a highly profitable business. A framework that might help: