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Nail Your Startup’s New Year’s Resolutions

Take 2019 by the horns by subjecting your goals to a premortem. It’s the time of year when the founders in my orbit are discussing their company’s goals for 2019. Every one of them is excited to take the new year by the horns. Their goals are specific, impactful, and carefully modeled in spreadsheets. Their…

A Hard Fork in the ICO Market

In Q3, ICO markets finally developed a demand for traction. The ICO market has experienced a sudden cultural shift that has left concept-stage blockchain founders grappling with the same increased demand for evidence of traction that has long stymied founders trying to raise capital in traditional VC markets. The median ICO dollar size and overall volume of deals…