VC funding is the old standard, well known way of capitalizing a tech business. While it is still appropriate for a small number of mobile software, SaaS and hardware companies, it’s not always understood that startups need to fit REALLY well with the VC model for a successful funding event. More on that later. The […]
4 Common Types of Legal Issues Facing Software and Hardware Tech Startups
In most startups the founders are excited by a novel technology. Or maybe a new marketing approach or distribution strategy. Rarely is a group of founders enthused to be thinking about potential legal issues for startups that might trip them up. Unless there’s a lawyer among the founders, of course:-) But for almost every tech […]
Are Angel Investors Right for your Hardware or Software Business?
As I’ve written before, obtaining VC funding is the holy grail among many early stage tech company founders. But with rare exceptions, a startup company needs to hit some milestones, demonstrating proof of concept, product/market fit and usually significant revenue traction before VCs will seriously consider an investment. In addition, for many companies VC funding […]
Managing Your Tech Company Out of the Startup Phase
Your company is still young, but things are changing. The business just doesn’t “feel” like it used to, probably in a number of different ways. The change has been good! You’ve been growing, but still, some of the things happening can become unsettling. You know that as a CEO – or other C-Level manager – […]
Are You Cut Out to Be a Tech Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship comes close to the standing of a revered religion in the US and many parts of the world. In the software and hardware tech industries, starting up a new business is so common it’s really part of the fabric of the business. So many out there dream of starting a company and becoming a […]