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The Definitive Startup Glossary: 210 Words Every Founder Should Know

The Definitive Startup Glossary: 210 Words Every Founder Should Know

If you want to be a successful founder, you should understand how everyone in the startup ecosystem talks. This is precisely why we created the most comprehensive startup glossary for founders available anywhere.

Posted by Shaun Gold | June 3, 2023
Advisory Shares: A Comprehensive Guide for Startup Founders

Advisory Shares: A Comprehensive Guide for Startup Founders

In the tech startup sphere, advisory shares are a double-edged sword. Let's venture into the realm of startup advisory shares, addressing the whys, whos, and how muchs.

Posted by Shaun Gold | May 20, 2023
4 Key Principles to Build a Unicorn Startup

4 Key Principles to Build a Unicorn Startup

The aspirational step of elevating a startup to unicorn status, though only necessary for some businesses, takes real work. One must learn critical concepts and common mistakes before scaling an organization, including structure, processes, metrics, and financials. This article explains the facts you need to learn about building a unicorn startup, including four fundamental steps for consideration.

Posted by Mike Abelson | April 16, 2023
Why Accelerators Matter in Emerging Regions: the case of LatAm

Why Accelerators Matter in Emerging Regions: the case of LatAm

Startup accelerators have gained significant traction in recent years in emerging regions. This essay will explore the importance of accelerators in emerging regions and how they are helping to drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation.

Posted by Daniel Ospina | April 3, 2023
How to validate your startup idea - 6 methods explained

How to validate your startup idea - 6 methods explained

Market validation is the process of determining if there’s a need for your product in your target market. In this post, we break down 6 methodologies that will help you validate your startup idea and the market you want to address.

Posted by Shaun Gold | March 19, 2023
How to get startup ideas

How to get startup ideas

Where do startup ideas come from? Is there a process? How does one even conceive of a startup idea? More importantly, how do you assess it?

Posted by Shaun Gold | January 23, 2023
The Detrimental Mistakes that Plague Start-Ups

The Detrimental Mistakes that Plague Start-Ups

Start-up founders need to understand the triangle for success: Innovation, Failure, and Globalization. This triangle is also known as “three business disciplines that can help guide any start-up founder to avoid the detrimental mistakes”.

Posted by Elad Granot | January 8, 2023
The OpenVC Best Of 2022

The OpenVC Best Of 2022

2022 was a transformational year. Not only for our platform but for venture capital and startups in general. This is precisely why we are looking back on our top posts, roasts, and more.

Posted by Shaun Gold | December 29, 2022
The Rising Unaffordability of Stock Options

The Rising Unaffordability of Stock Options

In 2020, $4.9 billion of pre-IPO employee stock options went unexercised. This was largely due to the high costs associated with exercising options. Let's look at the causes and solutions of this growing issue.

Posted by Luke Versweyveld | November 7, 2022