Startups and their founders who claim to be in “stealth mode” prior to launch are such a commonplace part of the startup ecosystem that it might seem odd to question its merits. But it’s important to address this head on and ask: What are the benefits of stealth mode for startups, really?
Accidental VC is a series of short posts written by me, Jay Acunzo. Though I never planned it, I somehow wound up working in VC as NextView’s VP of platform. As an operator, not an investor, I’m amazed at how many casual, throwaway comments that happen inside a VC’s office would be genuinely useful to entrepreneurs building their […]
If you’re in the tech startup industry today, you get the sense that every one of your peers wants to take on the entire world.
Tamiz Ahmed is a former product manager at Bleacher Report, where he helped build the successful app for sports fans, Team Stream, prior to the company’s nine-figure sale to Turner. Ahmed is a former Googler and the current founder of Nani. Below, he shares product management lessons from his time at BR.
Seed-stage startups lack a history of proof but offer plenty of promise.
Josh Porter is the founder of What to Wear Daily, a service that helps you prepare for your day. He is best-known as the creator of 52 Weeks of UX and was also head of UX at HubSpot, by way of being co-founder of Performable (acquired in 2011). Below, Josh talks about designing features from […]
Isaac Cambron is co-founder and CTO of Zensight.co, whose pre-launch product enables sales reps to find and use their best content to close more deals. Below, he answers questions about developing products from scratch, as well as the difficult technology choices and tradeoffs CTOs must make.