The 8 Most Reliable Ways To Fund Your Startup

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When I started my SaaS (that stands for Software-as-a-Service) startup Flowtown my co-founder Ethan and I had a tough decision to make…

How do we fund the company?

Even though I had the capital to self fund the whole thing, as I had just sold my previous company Spheric, he was 23 and didn’t have a penny to his name.

So this is what I did…

It was Friday, and I said, if you can find a way to raise $15K, I would fund the rest. Read More

4 Characteristics of Building A 100M Dollar Startup In 3 Years

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How do you build a $100M revenue business in 3 years?

That was the question my coaching client Larry asked me with a straight face.

Now, before you dismiss his question, you need to know that he just exited his previous startup a few months earlier.

So I knew he had the chops.

What a great question I thought …

… so I took some time to really reflect on all the things I’ve learned in scaling my own software companies… as well as the common traits and characteristics of other companies that had done it.

Discovered some pretty unexpected things along the way.

If you’ve ever been crazy enough to secretly (or not so secretly) ask how to grow to 9 figures in 3 short years… Read More

The Right Way To Distribute Equity

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Due to popular demand, I’ve decided to finally tackle the billion dollar question.

And while it’s not easy to have a conversation about startup equity without putting the faint of heart to sleep, it’s territory that simply can’t be overlooked.

Because for any growth-oriented entrepreneur entertaining the idea of handing out equity in their company, the math absolutely matters…

And one small misstep can be the difference between accelerated growth or the speedpass to startup hell.
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