Our economy has changed. I see three major trends. A significant number of youngsters, freshly out of school, want to become entrepreneurs. Corporate is…
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I know that is a strong statement; quit reading if you disagree, it’s about to get worse. This is how someone might become a mentor. They watch a TED…
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Can we design a startup?
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With 34 elements (www.34elements.com) and my involvement in the startup world, I’ve been working with a lot of entrepreneurs over the past years. I’ve…
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If there is one thing that most startups misunderstand entirely, that's probably fundraising. Thus, they create their own mental image of what needs to…
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it's not in the DNA
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If you are starting a business, you will think first about the product you want to create. You will devote most of your resources to building that…
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Everyone agrees convincing investors requires a story and the CEO needs to be the chief storyteller. We look for a central character, the CEO, to drive…
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Investors are often keeping things close to their chest, and deciphering their thinking is difficult. Most entrepreneurs come out of VC’s meeting with…
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I am a citizen of the world. French by birth, I lived 17 years in San Francisco, and the rest in Europe where I managed different companies in 9…
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I’ve long been wanting to write about speed. I am developing my 4th startup in solo mode, and I cannot go fast :-). Is it an issue? A common perception…
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Going to the market is often overlooked, although it might be one of the most common reasons why investors pass. I will try to give you a simple…
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