When is it a good time to pivot?

  “Ask most entrepreneurs who have decided to pivot and they will tell you that they wish they had made the decision sooner.” ― Eric Ries Unfortunately for me, I don't own a time machine.…

Top 5 Reasons Why Promising Startups Fail

In the world of startups, death is a recurrent theme. 9 out of 10 startups crash and, invariably, money surfaces in all these cases. Many startups go bust either due to their inability to scale…

The Beginning of an Inclusive Startup

Last week, I talked about how Silicon Valley and the tech industry, in general, is biased against women. It was to battle this that myStartUpCFO was started. In August 2013, we began with the social…

Why is Silicon Valley so biased against women?

Gender disparity in Silicon Valley is topic du jour. So when a few days ago, Wall Street Journal posted a piece titled “Facebook Blames Lack of Available Talent for Diversity Problem”, nobody was surprised. According…

6 Mistakes Founders Make When Raising Funds

Raising money for your startup doesn’t have to be an impenetrable mystery, like whether your fridge light stays on when you shut the door. Every week, I meet people who still haven’t figured it out.…

Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

After speaking with hundreds of CEOs, I realized that burn rate isn’t as Startup101 as I had thought. There are still a lot of things that founders understand incorrectly when it comes to being a…