Solution First Glance

StartUp Founders: Do The SWOT Analysis. Please.

As a founder, never lose sight of what you’re here to do. Strip everything back to that one critical feature your app or service must-execute flawlessly aka the job to be done. Then, reverse-engineer the path to achieving it, pinpointing the must-haves to make it happen.

February 25, 2024
StartUp Founder Tribe

StartUp Founders: Find Your One Titan

Founders. Get a mentor. Get an advisor. You don’t know it all. Every legendary entrepreneur will tell you, the real cheat code was finding that one guru, that oracle who has been there, done that, and was willing to share the playbook.

February 18, 2024
StartUp Value Chain

The StartUp Value Chain: Where Do You Fit In?

The founder journey demands a profound understanding of your startup’s place in the ecosystem. The (non)linear path between solution success and customer success is mapped via the Value Chain.

February 11, 2024
SaaS 2.0: The Evolution to 'Software And Also Services'

SaaS 2.0: The Evolution to ‘Software And Also Services’

For SaaS startups, services aren’t the enemy of SaaS – they’re the growth catalyst. Your SaaS offering is the core, akin to an assembly line. Your goal is to get it as commoditized, efficient, optimized, lean and profitable as possible.

February 4, 2024
The StartUp Founder's Guide To Investor Updates

The StartUp Founder’s Guide To Investor Updates

You are your startup’s first, largest, and most activist investor. Your duty to yourself, your alter ego (your startup), and external stakeholders is to ensure transparency, progress, and growth. It’s called an Investor Update.

January 28, 2024
StartUp Founders Have A Growth Fetish aka GaaC

StartUp Founders Have A Growth Fetish aka GaaC

StartUp Founders have a growth fetish – we are lured by rapid scale & higher valuations. In doing so, we chase customers at unsustainable costs, mistaking fleeting engagement for loyalty. This blind pursuit of expansion, is generally at the expense of sustainability and profitability.

January 21, 2024
From Good To Great: Uncover Your Startup's True Market Impact

From Good To Great: Uncover Your Startup’s True Market Impact

The problem statement is the easy part. Assessing its impact – that’s the founders’ reckoning. Is this a solution-seeking problem, and does it have the potential to truly move the market?

January 14, 2024
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