10 April 2015Last night at 12:01 PDT, I bought an Apple watch without trying it. I bought it as an investor, and made a trade for the long term to buy into Apple even further when Apple initially dipped this morning. But I know I don’t need the watch as a consumer. And, you likely won’t either. So what is my reasoning for buying it and investing further in Apple?
10 March 2015
Over the last couple of weeks in Jeff Bussgang’s class at HBS on Launching Technology Ventures (LTV), we have discussed the challenges of product development from inception to scale and some make or break startup decisions.
3 March 2015
If you were to ask me how much money your startup should raise, I could give you a simple answer: raise no more than you need to reach product/market fit, for example, or enough to validate your business model. But this subject is too important for simple answers, and there are constructive tensions at play - entrepreneurs want ownership and control, while investors want a return on their capital.
Instead, let me suggest 4 possible answers to how much to raise:
No more than you need
As much as you can get
It doesn't matter