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A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash

Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of...

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The weakest link: Charting supply chain risk in an era of globalization

It’s not just a feeling: geopolitical risk has been higher than usual in recent years, and for businesses with supply chain operations spanning the...

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An action plan for founders fundraising in fintech’s choppy waters

If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously...

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To reach fintech’s next level, infrastructure providers must address these pain points

As long as infrastructure providers are able to specialize to address the pain points of their customers, they can be an asset to any market they...

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Stop sensationalizing the ‘collapse’ of VC: Look at the data

The narrative falls short when you look at data from before 2021. In the U.S. and globally, VC activity is well on track to exceed a long-term trend...

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9 strategies that will help you overcome your fear of fundraising

Don’t let fear disempower you and delay your raise: It is the path to death for your startup.

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Dear Sophie: What are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?

Most of our team works remotely, but some of our potential recruits would want to work in the office. What are the quickest visa options we should...

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We need to unlearn the lessons of the 2021 fundraising bubble

Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.

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Crafting a XaaS customer success strategy that drives growth

Successful companies realize that customer success is a mindset that places the customer at the organization’s center.

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6 ways to make sure your startup is using the right GTM model

In a downturn, getting the timing and evolution of a GTM model right relative to the maturity of a business can make the business and getting it...

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Key issues you should consider before signing an international merger deal

By understanding the key issues in cross-border tech M&A, an international acquirer can close a successful transaction and achieve its commercial...

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Mastering the B2C2B game: 6 lessons to learn before you launch

Launching a B2B product within a B2C company presents distinct challenges as you attempt to strike a balance between successfully establishing a new...

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Should founders announce down rounds? This PR expert says you have nothing to hide

Down round news may not be a slam dunk that generates a tier one feature like a funding round that drove your valuation upward, but it’s still...

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Surviving the SaaS tsunami: Optimize your tech stack to reduce risk and free up cash flow

The SaaS buying sprees of 2020 and 2021 have led to tech-stack fatigue, and IT departments are feeling the pressure of managing a complex and diverse...

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Why the ‘last click’ in e-commerce matters — and how to get it right

You may have perfected the top of the funnel, but you very well could have missed the gaps in the bottom.

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4 ways founders can amplify revenue during hard times

How do we create customer experiences that are equivalent to the TSA PreCheck to help us retain revenue?

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Law Commission proposes revolutionary rules for ownership of crypto tokens and NFTs

There is a major earthquake happening in the sphere of digital assets, which is expected to create shockwaves that will impact tech not only in the...

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Why do startup valuations go down when interest rates go up?

Despite the focus on interest rates, it is the second aspect — inflation and the consequent government response — that will have the most...

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Planning to use your startup equity as collateral? Good luck

If you have equity and are seeking liquidity, you are not alone. Getting liquidity for startup equity is an industrywide problem and has been for...

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Dear Sophie: How do I get an O-1 visa to freelance on web3 projects?

I'm a UX/UI designer in Europe working at a web3 company in the United States. I want to move to the U.S. to pursue work that allows me to have...

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Choose your angel: Learn how they invest and what motivates them

How angels invest shapes your cap table, how many investors you need to wrangle signatures from and how many headaches you have to deal with down the...

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Investment in infrastructure is critical for crypto startups, not a ‘nice to have’

It's said that the best investment opportunity in a gold rush is the business selling the picks and shovels. But an even better place to invest...

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How should web3 companies approach fundraising during a downturn?

It’s a delicate balance of gauging the various fundraising options available and knowing which practices to embrace or avoid along the way.

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The subscription pie is getting bigger: How to leverage usage-based billing

Subscriptions are not dying; they are just evolving.

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Some frank advice for open-source startups seeking product-market fit

Unlike most software companies, open source startups have two journeys for finding product-market fit: building a product that users can use for...

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Here’s what you need to get your financials in order if you want to be acquired

A solid financial structure must not be underestimated. It provides credibility and puts the target company in a stronger negotiating position.

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What does the future look like for e-commerce aggregators?

The world of e-commerce isn’t slowing down, yet many e-commerce aggregators are already struggling. Unless aggregators change how they operate,...

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Use a scalpel when cutting startup expenses, not an axe

Experienced sailors know that if they turn the wheel too hard, they will soon need to compensate by turning it in the other direction, or they will...

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