Category: LEAN Startup

Lean startups and methodology for product development and business operation.


As the Start-Up Boom Deflates, Tech Is Humbled

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:

2019 Expansion Saas Benchmarks

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:

’23 Tips for Running a Lean or Bootstrapped Startup’

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:

How to find great startup ideas

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:

Shark Tank deep dive: A data analysis of all 10 seasons

Looking back at all of this got us curious: How much is the average Shark Tank deal? Are certain entrepreneurs more likely to make deals than others? What types of products are the most successful historically? Which sharks throw down the largest sums of money, and what do they invest in?. A look at the highest and lowest valuations in Shark Tank history shows that from this point onward, deals began to skyrocket in size – and the overwhelming majority of the show’s biggest deals went to male entrepreneurs. Read More: