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The 5 biggest mistakes I made as a first-time startup founder

Rami Essaid Contributor Share on Twitter Rami Essaid is co-founder and CEO at Finmark, a technology company that provides financial planning and modeling software for startups. He previously was co-founder and CEO at Distil Networks, a bot attack mitigation company acquired by Imperva. More posts by this contributor Internet Privacy […]

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Drupal’s journey from dorm-room project to billion-dollar exit

Twenty years ago Drupal and Acquia founder Dries Buytaert was a college student at the University of Antwerp. He wanted to put his burgeoning programming skills to work by building a communications tool for his dorm. That simple idea evolved over time into the open-source Drupal web content management system, […]

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How to convert customers with subscription pricing

Joe Procopio Contributor Share on Twitter Joe Procopio is a multiexit, multifailure entrepreneur. He is the founder of Teaching Startup and the COO of Precision Fermentation. His exits include Automated Insights and ExitEvent. More posts by this contributor How startups fill the gap between revenue and investment How startups close […]

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4 keys to international expansion

Levin Bunz Contributor Share on Twitter Levin joined Heartcore Capital in 2019 from Global Founders Capital, the billion-dollar VC arm of Rocket Internet, where he was responsible for investments in Canva, Heyjobs, Instarem, Anyfin and others. During my five years with Global Founders Capital, Rocket Internet’s $1 billion VC arm, […]

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General Catalyst’s Katherine Boyle and Peter Boyce are looking for ‘obsessive’ founders

General Catalyst has made early bets on some of the biggest companies in tech today, including Airbnb, Lemonade and Warby Parker. We sat down with Katherine Boyle and Peter Boyce, who co-lead the firm’s seed-stage investments, to discuss what they look for in founders, which sectors they’re most excited about […]

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What to expect while fundraising in 2021

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by […]