High attrition – Delivery personnel

We have a startup which focuses on home delivery. For the past six months I have been trying to hire atleast one delivery executive who would help me with the deliveries around the city. But none of them stay beyond one day or sometimes even fail to show up on the first day. It is…

March 25, 2015

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Do you think this will get funded?

I created a social network over a year ago. The traffic has grown since just from my SEO work. It’s now getting 15,000 daily visitors on the site and 200+ new users daily. I see from my analytics that users are googling my site’s name to look for something specific. So my site has became…

March 19, 2015

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Startup Studios & Unearned Equity

I’m an early employee of a company that was started out of a popular startup studio. Me and my team work incredibly hard getting our company off of the ground—doing everything that founders would do—yet the studio owns at least 60-70% of the company, with early employees owning no more than 1% each. The CEO…

March 19, 2015

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I’m no longer in love with my idea, but I don’t know why.

It is like I had lost interest in the problem I wanted to solve. Maybe it doesn’t really exist. I think there are 4 possible reasons I don’t want to accept: – I realized it is not such a good idea; – I realized how difficult it is to create; – I don’t really want…

March 19, 2015

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No co-founder. What should I do?

Few months ago, I quit my job and started to work on prototyping an idea for a web app. Currently, I am thinking of applying for some startup incubators, but I don’t have a co-founder, and I’ve learned that is an important factor for incubator to select application. Therefore, I went to some local meet-ups…

March 18, 2015

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Pitching VC as the only remaining founder?

This has been a big issue for me and not sure how to tackle it. I started my venture with two other co-founders but within the first few months they were out of the picture. (One lied and attempted to cheat the two of us out, and the second one unfortunately was not able to…

March 18, 2015

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Is this a good strategy to have?

I’m working on a website- a tech blog. I don’t do ads because I personally hate them. I’m active on social media and am trying to do all the right things to make the content interesting and entertaining. I am in no hurry to monetize. Is it a good strategy to just work on quality…

March 17, 2015

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Which steps should I do for improving my idea, since I have no technical skills?

I really mean NO technical skills: no web-developer skill, no business skill, no marketing skill. Just a problem solving predisposition, and some human connections as potential customers and collaborators. And a lot of ideas. Moreover, the product is not simple to create, so I can’t learn to do it. But maybe, I can learn the other stuff.

March 17, 2015

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Raised series B, but don’t know how

The startup I work at raised a big series B+ round in the past 6-9 months, I still don’t understand how we’re valued so high – our users suck and our growth sucks. Have you ever been in this situation?

March 17, 2015

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When to go back to investors with a new idea?

After a whirlwind round of meeting a lot of interesting investors that did not bite on my startup, I decided it was the latest in a long line of signals and wound it down. I am now pursuing a new venture with significant lessons learned, but I’m curious of how long I should wait before…

March 14, 2015

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A startup committing fraud and embezzling money

I recently worked for a startup for several months. While there I’ve seen the founders pocketing large sums of money, stealing from the investors, and lying to the investors and users. There’s so much going on, I kept a journal … Facebook messages, text messages, and so much more. I have so much proof, but…

March 14, 2015

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