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10 lessons learned from a non-technical founder Building something people love is really hard. IMHO, getting started (and not quitting) is the biggest challenge. This post is designed to help other entrepreneurs overcome the emotional roller-coaster of bringing their ideas to life. A little background: I had no business starting a tech company — I’m not technical.I had no business designing our first product — I’m not a designer by trade.I had no business raising money — I’ve never taken a finance class. Should Facebook Pay You? Or: How To Monetize Friends And Charge People Johan Staël von Holstein doesn't seem to like Mark Zuckerberg. "I have 5,000 friends on Facebook," says the Swedish-born entrepreneur, who lives in Singapore, but was about to board a flight from Barcelona to Germany, and then to Dubai, when we spoke by phone. "I could have had 10,000, but Mark Zuckerberg only lets me have five.
endeavorglobal's Channel Linda Rottenberg on OneWire Play Endeavor CEO Linda Rottenberg is interviewed by OneWire's Skiddy von Stade about her entrepreneurial journey, which was also featured in Business Insider. 135 Startup Failure Post-Mortems No survivorship bias here. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors. On his many failed experiments, Thomas Edison once said, I have learned fifty thousand ways it cannot be done and therefore I am fifty thousand times nearer the final successful experiment. And so while we have dug into the data behind startups that have died (as well as those acqui-hired) and found they usually die 20 months after raising financing and after having raised about $1.3 million, we thought it would be useful to see how startup founders and investors describe their failures. While not 50,000 ways it cannot be done, below is a compilation of startup post-mortems that describe the factors that drove a startup’s demise.
Stars of SXSW: Dave McClure on Lean Start-up Investing The premier session of South by Southwest's "Lean Startup" track was a frank discussion between Lean Startup guru Eric Ries and Dave McClure, founding partner and "Sith Lord" of investment firm 500 Startups. While the talk covered material fairly similar to what Ries discussed in the October issue of Inc. and his Friday SXSW panel, Inc.com was able to catch up with McClure and discuss his investment strategy, how the lean strategy affects his investments, and his support of female CEOs. McClure is a magnet for entrepreneurs at SXSW. In navigating the hallways between his panel room and a nearby corridor, he was approached four times by people seeking a moment to do an elevator pitch or ask how to apply to his fund. While I was talking with him he was approached twice more.