FOUNDERS, EXTEND YOUR CASH RUNWAY BY TAKING THESE STEPS RIGHT NOW: These are important to your employees’ larger feelings of safety and are something for which your employees count on you. Some founders are even offering salary-for-equity swaps where employees can agree to a decrease in salary in exchange for equity in the business. Read More: openviewpartners.com
Category: LEAN Startup
Lean startups and methodology for product development and business operation.
Investments in young companies have fallen, with 2,215 start-ups raising money in the United States in the last three months of 2019, the fewest since late 2016, according to the National Venture Capital Association and PitchBook, which track start-ups. SoftBank bet big on companies like Uber and WeWork, as well as the Colombian delivery start-up Rappi and the Indian hospitality start-up Oyo. Read More: nytimes.com
More than 500 companies participated in the 2019 Expansion SaaS Benchmarks survey, ranging from pre-revenue to $150M+ ARR publicly traded SaaS companies. In reality, very few public SaaS companies support their growth with high burn – in fact just 7 public SaaS companies will generate substantial negative profit margins this year. Read More: openviewpartners.com
23 RULES TO RUN A SOFTWARE STARTUP WITH MINIMUM HASSLE: Over the last 5 years of bootstrapping, I’ve tried a lot of things, and discovered there are many ways to create hassle for yourself that wastes time and energy and distracts you from building value in your business. As a startup founder and leader of your team, you need to manage your own and your team’s time and priorities yourself, based on what’s the most reasonable next investment at any given time. Read More: joisig.com
There’s a growing movement, especially in the bootstrapped startup community, that feels we’ve put too much emphasis on ideas and products. There’s a valid argument to be made that the only true way to find a good startup idea is to get lucky. Read More: www.andrewaskins.com