Early Stage Funding Landscape in 2020 – Part 1

Shortly before Eid, my colleague came across a study by Wing VC about the changing nature of early stage funding for tech startups in Silicon Valley. It is their third annual study on this topic, based on funding raised by early stage tech companies from one

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Founders have to be great leaders

Startups, especially technology startups, are all about leadership. It’s why there are more good ideas than there are good founders – because good leaders are rare to find.  Why is leadership important now? Being a great founder is no longer just about knowing how to

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The Talent Pyramid

To the outsider, we’re in the market for great ideas but what we’re really in the market for is great talent. Talent is what drives the world of startups and precisely what this blogpost will cover. If you’re an emerging market founder or someone who invests

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Are you inside the movie or outside?

Previously, we’ve written about how founders have to be great leaders and how we identify great founders through our talent pyramid approach. Primarily, we write about founders because a large part of what we do involves founder coaching as a key component of startup development.

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Live the problem, eureka moments will happen.

A little over ten years ago, Eric Ries wrote about “loving the problem” and the structured approach to doing this. As we work with emerging market founders, we’ve realized that another way of saying “love the problem” is saying “live the problem.” In this blog,

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The cycle of transformation and starting up

How do startups navigate a world that is in a state of flux? What do we build and who do we build it for? To understand innovation in a technology or startup context, we must look at the cycle of transformation. By transformation we mean

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