Non-tech people who found tech ventures should learn to make their tech. Even if you will later hire a rockstar CTO, you’ll need dev skills to get started (and you probably can’t afford a rockstar today). See my latest Medium article for more.
A product without distribution will die. Be a weed – spread and thrive. Read the article on Medium.
Over the years, I’ve sat with many investors in pitch meetings and heard what they said afterward about the founders they’ll never call back. I’ve also helped enough founders prepare to pitch that I’ve formed my own opinions about those I’d want to work with or avoid. For this article I asked some investor friends to share their insights.
Before I worked with entrepreneurs, i worked as an innovation consultant. I had a great mentor and colleague, Ron Sears, who taught me some valuable lessons. Here’s one – about how good innovation requires inefficiency.