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How to set up your options scheme

17 Jan , 2019  

The Path Forward has spoken many times about how attracting and retaining great employees is key to your business success, and offering shares via options in an employee incentives scheme serves as an incredibly powerful tool to help founders do this. Read more

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On Shutting Down

6 Jan , 2019  

It makes sense that founders and investors spend so much time talking about things that go well. If we spent all of our time dwelling on the companies that failed, we wouldn’t have time for much else. Read more

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China’s Economic Slowdown Could Impact Startups

6 Jan , 2019  

Morning Markets: Welcome to the new year. Get ready to worry about China for all of it. Apple made news yesterday reporting that its recent performance will fail to meet its prior expectations. The company’s public letter caused its shares to sharply drop. Read more

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16 Ways to Measure Network Effects

6 Jan , 2019  

Network effects are one of the most important dynamics in software and marketplace businesses. But they’re often spoken of in a binary way: either you have them, or you don’t. Read more

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The 60 dumbest moments in tech 2018

3 Jan , 2019  

Let’s just say it: When compiling a record of the tech industry’s blunders this year, it’s tempting to zoom in on Facebook and leave it at that. The company had an annus horribilis so rich in scandal, embarrassment, and turmoil that it’s tough to keep track of them without a scorecard. Read more

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AWS isn’t just the Future of the Cloud

30 Dec , 2018  

I could make a career just of writing about Amazon. I’m impressed how it’s gotten into AI chips recently, that it will open more AmazonGo stores (finally) and that its evolution into healthcare, advertising and banking is more serious than most people can imagine. Read more

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eMoov learned the hard way what it costs to win

30 Dec , 2018  

Emoov has gone into administration and the assets may be sold by the administrator soon so that existing property vendors and the staff may be ok – time will tell. Shareholders like Episode 1 have lost 100% of the money invested. Read more

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Unicorn IPOs Said To Accelerate As Public Markets Scare Everyone

30 Dec , 2018  

Morning Markets: Next year’s unicorn IPOs are accelerating. That’s not surprising. Many famous technology unicorns—growth companies valued at over $1 billion—that have remained private longer than historical norms are looking to go public next year. Their calendar, however, just shrank. Read more

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In 2019, More Heavily-Funded Startups Will Succumb To Premature Scaling

30 Dec , 2018  

More than seven years ago, a research outfit called the Startup Genome Project set out to determine the top reasons why funded startups fail. Are they crushed by larger rivals? Doomed by incompetent founders? Hounded to collapse by regulators? Read more

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The Fate of Self-Driving Cars Hangs on a $7 Trillion Design Problem

28 Dec , 2018  

The Fate of Self-Driving Cars Hangs on a $7 Trillion Design Problem. Waymo One is the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Just two rides in, and we’re already bored of the future. Read more