Issue #5: Founders who raise capital in difficult conditions must not fear the down round. It can be a worthwhile tradeoff to keep your startup alive.
Issue #4: Even as you hit your key milestones and carefully manage your runway, events outside your control constantly move the goalposts.
Issue #3: Choosing your venture investors is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a founder. Relationships last for years. Don’t settle.
Issue #1: The Pivot to Profitability puts the founder back in control of their destiny.
I recently wrote a post about the negative impact of the Casper IPO on investor sentiment in the Direct-To-Consumer (“DTC”) space. Anytime a company in a sector goes public at a valuation that is less than half the valuation of its last round, it’s going to ripple through the rest of the ecosystem. But there […]
In the world of startups and venture capital, industries move in and out of favor very fast. It doesn’t take much for an industry that’s been attracting huge amounts of investor attention and capital to suddenly lose its shine. We are seeing this happen right now in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) space. Casper recently filed for […]