- Good investor / Bad investor ()
Having been on the CEO / founder side and now actively investing, I have been thinking about what makes a good early stage startup angel investor.
- Staying connected to the front line ()
When was the last time you spoke to your manager’s manager or your company CEO? You can only effectively manage 7-10 people so this post explores how you can stay in touch (with customers and employees) as your organisation grows.
- Losing it in the last mile – why owning the full delivery stack is important ()
Owning the full delivery stack is a principle that applies widely and yet few seem to understand how important the end to end customer experience is.
- The one job of the early stage startup CTO ()
With so many things happening in early stage startups, what is the one thing the CTO should focus their time on?
- Does having two startup co-CEOs work? ()
Does having two startup co-CEOs work? What can we learn from the Roman Republic and the academic literature on the effectiveness of co-CEOs?
- What types of cleantech startup get funding? ()
A look at early stage cleantech startups. Does cleantech require venture capital? What cleantech sub-sectors get funding? Where are cleantech companies being founded and funded?
- The data behind $49bn of cleantech investment ()
18 countries have declared a climate emergency covering over 212 million people worldwide. Governments around the world are taking action. Is the private sector responding? How can startups really change the world?
- How startups can help combat climate change ()
There are things we can do as individuals, consumers and policy makers, so why shouldn’t we expect startups to contribute as well? A guide to how startups can help fight climate change.
- A Japanese software experience ()
If you have been to Japan, you will remember the high level of service everywhere you go. What is the Japanese customer experience and how can it be applied to create a differentiator for your own customers?
- Tools for evaluating startup business ideas ()
How do you know whether that innovative idea is actually one worth spending time on? Here are some tools and models I have been reading about to help evaluate startup ideas.