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The Definitive Startup Glossary: 210 Words Every Founder Should Know

The Definitive Startup Glossary: 210 Words Every Founder Should Know

If you want to be a successful founder, you should understand how everyone in the startup ecosystem talks. This is precisely why we created the most comprehensive startup glossary for founders available anywhere.

Posted by Shaun Gold | June 3, 2023
JC Carey's journey to $100M revenue & the BridgeCom exit

JC Carey's journey to $100M revenue & the BridgeCom exit

American entrepreneur JC Carey grew his telecom startup BridgeCom to 100M+ in revenue, then sold it in in 2004. Next, JC went on to build 3 more startups, including his current fintech Welspot. Today we discuss his founder journey so that you can better navigate your own.

Posted by JC Carey Shaun Gold | May 29, 2023
OpenVC Pitch Deck Roast #4 with Nilima Achwal

OpenVC Pitch Deck Roast #4 with Nilima Achwal

Our special guest and experienced investor Nilima Achwal roasted 3 pitch decks of consenting startups in the presence of Roastmaster General Shaun Gold.

Posted by Shaun Gold Nilima Achwal | May 29, 2023
Advisory Shares: A Comprehensive Guide for Startup Founders

Advisory Shares: A Comprehensive Guide for Startup Founders

In the tech startup sphere, advisory shares are a double-edged sword. Let's venture into the realm of startup advisory shares, addressing the whys, whos, and how muchs.

Posted by Shaun Gold | May 20, 2023
How Nick Telson Achieved a $30M Exit for Design My Night

How Nick Telson Achieved a $30M Exit for Design My Night

British entrepreneur Nick Telson sold his startup Design My Night in 2017. He went on to become a successful tech investors with 50+ checks signed worldwide. Today we discuss his journey in the venture world, from startup to a $30M exit and beyond.

Posted by Shaun Gold | May 8, 2023
How to validate your startup idea - 6 methods explained

How to validate your startup idea - 6 methods explained

Market validation is the process of determining if there’s a need for your product in your target market. In this post, we break down 6 methodologies that will help you validate your startup idea and the market you want to address.

Posted by Shaun Gold | March 19, 2023
Philipp Omenitsch breaks down his 2022 Stresscoach exit

Philipp Omenitsch breaks down his 2022 Stresscoach exit

Austrian entrepreneur Philipp Omenitsch sold his mental health startup Stresscoach in 2022. Today we discuss his founder journey so that you can better navigate your own.

Posted by Shaun Gold | January 30, 2023
How to get startup ideas

How to get startup ideas

Where do startup ideas come from? Is there a process? How does one even conceive of a startup idea? More importantly, how do you assess it?

Posted by Shaun Gold | January 23, 2023
OpenVC Guide: The San Francisco Bay Area Venture Ecosystem

OpenVC Guide: The San Francisco Bay Area Venture Ecosystem

When you think of startup cities and even startups in general, San Francisco immediately comes to mind for most people. And it should be as it’s the world’s number one startup hub. Here are the top investors, acceleratores, and things to know about San Francisco.

Posted by Shaun Gold | January 16, 2023