You Don’t Need a Co-Founder for Your Startup

Startup founders arguing

The advice that single startup founders need co-founders to be successful is simply wrong. Before you rush into partnering with a co-founder, consider what the data says, potential downsides, and alternatives. In this article, I explore why there is ample evidence to suggest that co-founders are often not worth it and what to do instead … more

Top Venture Capital Funds Bias Strongly Towards Founders with Pedigree

As early-stage investors, we’ve been hearing for years an undeniably loud chorus of founders lamenting that many venture capital funds, particularly top-tier ones, won’t even take a meeting with them because they lack a Stanford or Harvard University diploma. We also heard over and over again that founders who lacked education pedigree saw highly discounted … more

TAM, SAM, SOM: Why No One Can Agree What They Mean

TAM, SAM, SOM: What do they mean?

Why can’t someone explain, in simple terms, what TAM, SAM, and SOM mean? That’s because no one can agree what they actually mean! But don’t worry, we’ll try our best to demystify these terms! In this guide, we’ll tell you how others define TAM, SAM, and SOM in real, normal-person language. Plus, I’ll go over … more

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