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Pricing determines your business

This is a great article about how price drives business model decisions. “Price is not an exercise in maximizing some micro-economic supply/demand curve, slapped post-facto onto the product. Rather, it fundamentally determines the nature of the product and the structure […]

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The founder’s guide to markets

Markets matter for startups, so founders should pick great ones! “Problem is, there are no clear frameworks to figure out what a great market is. Traditional advice is to target markets that are large and/or growing fast. That’s vague. So, […]

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VCs say they’re still open for business

Axios informally surveyed about 40 firms and they all stated they’re still making deals despite the current economic (and health) environment. I suspect this is an optimistic assessment and we’re going to see a slow-down in funding. To be fair, […]

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Hard startups

Sam Altman writes, “The most counterintuitive secret about startups is that it’s often easier to succeed with a hard startup than an easy one.” | learn more

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The risk of distributing risk

Lambda School is a startup programming school that uses income sharing agreements to tie tuition payments to students’ income (no income = no tuition). That leaves ‘accounts receivable’ stretching out for years, so they sell it off to outside investors […]

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The deployment age

In this 2015 article, investor Jerry Neumann walks us through Carlota Perez’s framework on technological revolutions. “The wave that we are currently in, the Information and Communications Technology Revolution, started around 1971.” If we’re truly on the back-half of the […]