How to actually win startup awards

How to actually win the award in a startup competition

Tl;dr: Tips on how to make a winning application for a startup competition. Learn how judges actually review and decide who wins. You work really hard on your startup and sometimes it feels like there is no real upside to it and no appreciation for your dedication. In the early days of a startup, any kind of social proof can …

Dumb ways to die as a startup

Dumb ways to die as a startup

Startups are more likely to die than to succeed. One can learn more about what not to do than what successfully worked for others. I did a talk at Oxford University about Dumb Ways to Die. I break out some of the key reasons that startups fail. The five things to watch out for are: Team – founder blow ups …

Hunter S. Thompson explains the meaning of life

Hunter S. Thompson explains the meaning of life

In 1958, Hume Logan asked his friend, Hunter S. Thompson for advice on life. At the time Hunter was a nobody- not the famous author he is today. He was working for Time magazine as a copy boy, making $51 a week. Hunter’s reply┬áto his friend was so thoughtful and inspiring that it’s┬ástill as powerful advice today as it was …

ARR

ARR Monthly Recurring Revenue explained for SaaS startups

ARR, an acronym for Annual Recurring Revenue, is revenue a startup can anticipate in an annual period. It is the value of the recurring revenue of a startup’s term subscriptions which are normalized to a year. It is a common term used in the SaaS and subscription world. ARR is also known as Annualized Run Rate since ARR is a …