Why Do You Want to Start a Business?

This is a question I try to ask all startups that hire me at the very beginning. And while some startups know right away why they’re doing what they’re doing, a few struggle to answer. Having seen hundreds of startups in their birthing stages, I think the answer to...

Book Review: Startup CEO by Matt Blumberg

When I read Startup CEO by Matt Blumberg, it made me think about a question that often comes up when I think about startups. Namely, what is a startup? Matt Blumberg is the CEO of Return Path, a company with more than 400 employees. The majority of CEOs that I work...

Solving Startup Founders’ Dilemmas

More often than not, most startup founders agree on some sort of equity allocation very early on in the process. Whether it’s a 50-50 split among two, or a 60-20-20 among three, or some other variation, the first thing most founders contemplate when they’re starting a...