7 Societal Facts We Tend to Forget

After giving a talk recently, I was inspired to capture 7 principles that are, for all intents and purposes, facts about our society today. What’s more, they’re facts we tend to forget in our day-to-day lives as we judge others and evaluate our world. ____________________ 1. The elderly aren’t a group; they are we. ____________________…

Why Do Startups Succeed?

  One of the most common questions I am asked is, “what has differentiated the startups you’ve seen succeed from those that haven’t?” The answer to that question addresses the fundamental criteria an investor would use to evaluate a startup’s chances for success. I explored my personal experiences at startups including the following: Siebel Systems…

The 7 Goals of SaaS Companies

Over the years, I’ve had the honor of being part of some incredible software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. And now, as part of my work at Mindshare Ventures, I continue to work closely with and invest in SaaS startups trying to scale. After running many a strategic planning session, one begins to see the patterns: yes, each company has different challenges…