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The #1 startup fundraising mistake every founder makes
fundraising

The #1 startup fundraising mistake every founder makes

There’s something about talking to investors that makes even the most seasoned entrepreneurs quake in their boots. With your company, you take bold risks—you literally created something from nothing.
Steli Efti
6 min read
6 key lessons on how B2B SaaS startups can succeed in hyper-competitive markets
startups

6 key lessons on how B2B SaaS startups can succeed in hyper-competitive markets

Everyone loves to complain about how competitive their market is. But I hate to break it to you, it’s not just you. Technology has made it easier than ever to create game-changing products and every single industry is only going to get more competitive.
Steli Efti
9 min read
Investors turn founders into insecure little teenagers
fundraising

Investors turn founders into insecure little teenagers

Many founders lose confidence when they meet with investors. On the quest for validation, their entrepreneurial courage goes right out the window.
Steli Efti
5 min read
How to create a killer startup pitch
startups

How to create a killer startup pitch

Why do most startup pitches suck? Because they follow a flawed formula.
Steli Efti
5 min read
How to keep misalignment from killing your startup
startup culture

How to keep misalignment from killing your startup

When your car has an alignment issue, it’s difficult to stay on course. The same is true for your company. If everyone isn’t working toward a common goal—if one tire is tilted even slightly—you might just end up in a ditch.
Steve Tartaglione
4 min read
fundraising

crush your demo day pitch

This is it: Demo day. The day you’ve been waiting for, and the day every moment in your incubator was preparing you for. Are you ready?
Steli Efti
7 min read
Y Combinator is a waste of time—unless you do THIS
y combinator

Y Combinator is a waste of time—unless you do THIS

Is Y Combinator worth it? It’s funny: You can ask two totally different YC alumni that question and get two totally different answers, even if they both attended the same batch.
Steli Efti
6 min read
From 1k to 10k customers: 4 steps to scale your B2B startup in new markets
startups

From 1k to 10k customers: 4 steps to scale your B2B startup in new markets

So you’ve hit the 1,000 customer mark: Congratulations! You’ve made it further than many startups ever dream of going. But you and I both know you’re not done yet, so what’s next?
Steli Efti
8 min read