Archive for September, 2008

Finplan vs. Budget

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Do I need to tell you about the importance of financial planning?  Sheeesh, I hope not.  Without a reasonable outlook, you don’t know how much money to raise now or when to start working on the next round or when to begin recruiting for needed positions. Time Horizon There are two time ...

Who’s a product guy? Sales? Marketing? Other?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Top ten mistakes10.  Being a wuss about incremental gains and releases (Perfect is the enemy of good)9.  Belief that you’re always going to be the CEO (Noam)Company stages8.  Taking bad advice (Gary Ritner story)Have they done it before, are they truly credible Don’t ask me about your dev plan or choice ...

Your Pitch

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

First, let’s get one thing clear. You’re here to build and operate a business – not to build and deliver an investor pitch. Alas, the latter is a requirement unless you’re willing to tap that pile of gold doubloons in your basement to get your company off the ground. At ...