The Craziest Idea In Silicon Valley – NewCo Shift

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup wants to reinvent how stock markets work. Everyone thinks he’s nuts. But we currently fund US innovation with Russian mafia money and autocratic sovereign wealth funds, so….

Startups, Beware the Next Big Thing – Hacker Noon

Daily deals. Gamification. VR. Wearables. These were called the “Next Big Thing” by major news outlets. How’d that work out for startups? In 2007, Groupon took in the first million dollars of what would ultimately be $1.4B of venture capital, raised with ambitions of reshaping shopping. For a while, it looked like group buying, social commerce, daily deals, or whatever …

Is Your Company Growing Fast Enough?

A startup is a company designed to grow fast… The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth. This article takes to the numbers to demonstrate just how important the rate of growth is to the success of startups.