Should I share our cap table with employees?

Startup CEO / Founder here. I have about 5 or 6 FTE employees, and a fairly simple cap table.  Most of them know what’s in it anyway more or less.  Investors are friendly angel and probably wouldn’t care. Should I just share all the info with FTE employees?  Anyone done this and regretted it or…

February 5, 2016

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Should I be concerned with cofounders background?

Since I am a techie, found a sales guy who seems good and could come on board as a 50% partner. He is doing his job well, fixing up meetings, talking to people and getting more clients. Problem is, he had a business prior to this which shut down due to his one major client…

February 5, 2016

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Should I leave my startup?

Years ago, a family member and myself started a company. We successfully raised our Seed a year ago and are now raising Series A (and it’s looking good). Over the years I have bumped heads with my cofounder (family/CEO) due to the lack of respect and treating me like their employee. Now that we are…

February 3, 2016

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Trouble with product name

I’m having a small difficulty. I have been working hard this last few months on a new idea and started an quick mvp to test the concept. Even though the idea seems solid and people who I talked to reacted positively to the idea, I can’t seem to get visitors to the site. After some…

January 30, 2016

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Best to slowly build on the side or quit job and focus full time?

Looking for advice. I am involved in a tech startup on the side and only work on it in the evenings/weekends. Expect to be done in another 8-10 months, but I find myself slipping behind due to procrastination. I am considering qutting my job to basically force myself to succeed. With no job, I have…

January 28, 2016

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Whom should we hire next?

I built an enterprise product for startups and we have hired two sales reps from our own revenue. We have no external funding. Most of our leads come from SEO. Whom should we hire next to grow our organization?

January 27, 2016

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Rationalize the split between founders

I signed up a business partner last year. At the time of his joining the company, the product was built and we had 2 enterprise customers. For the first 6 months, he did not contribute much. He said making some contributions in the last months, however I feel that he does not have the spirit…

January 27, 2016

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Startup support groups?

Having recently closed down my startup of two years its been a tough past couple of weeks. Anyone know of past founder support groups / websites on how to get back on your feet and keep moving? Or tips about how to move on?

January 27, 2016

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Early involvement in startup regrets?

6 months ago my friend called from Belgium asking if I was interested in helping him take his online startup to the next level and after a naive quick decision I was on my way to Belgium. This is an fellow IT developer who I had worked with for a number of years before and…

January 27, 2016

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Are you ready to pay for your education?

We’re founding a new startup that will help other startups learn more about negotiating, meeting with business partners and finding investors. We have different opinions among our team about startup willingness to pay for education when their business is usually so fresh and uncertain. Will you pay for such service? What sum of money would…

January 19, 2016

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How do I know if being a co-founder is for me?

tl;dr: Is it possible for an introvert engineer to be successful? I’m a generalist developer and I’ve been through a number of organizations as a software engineer. I have a conventional Computer Science background and a lot of years writing enterprise software. I’m that person who is in the corner fixing bugs, writing up notes…

January 16, 2016

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