How do you validate a startup idea?

How do you validate a startup idea?

You have a startup idea. Now what? This blog is going to take you through the key facets of a business model and the industry environment to help you build conviction that your startup idea makes sense before you start. It’s not just a list of things to test in coffee shops and with a live product to validate it. If …

How to fill in a financial model template

How to fill in a financial model template

Congrats, you got one of my financial models. Now you are thinking, how the heck do I forecast my startup in a financial model template? Yup, everyone is going to wonder this, so if you are feeling lost, you’re in common company! In this blog, I’m going to take you through at a high level the broad steps you should …

build a better startup mousetrap

Passion is over-rated. Build a better mousetrap instead

Passion is over-rated. ‘What are you crazy!?’ I’m sure you’re probably thinking. This is against everything you’ve read about the ‘visionary, passionate founder‘ that makes it big and inspires massive checks from eager investors, right? “I can’t find an idea that I’m really passionate about” say founders to me. I yawn and almost have a monologue I go on which …

twilio go to market strategy

Twilio presentations to learn from including go to market strategy

Learning how companies execute and how they present them is not something you get to see often. When you find quality material, they’re worth reading and picking up ideas how they are presented. I’m finishing off a growth financial model so checked out some public tech companies to see which line items they focused on. Twilio popped into my head …