Founders Flash

This week’s articles discuss how to think about “homework” given to an entrepreneur by a VC, suggest how a start-up can add structure to operations as it grows, identify the biggest question an entrepreneur should be ready to answer when pitching, and explain why mediocrity is more detrimental to a start-up than failure.

Back to School – VC Homework Assignments – David Beisel, VentureFizz

There are many reasons a VC might give homework to an entrepreneur and is generally a good sign of interest.

Your Start-up Needs Some Structure – Karl Stark and Bill Stewart, Inc.

As your start-up grows, be sure to incorporate some structure into operations.

Pitching Sequoi? Here’s the Big Question You’ll Need to Answer – Jason Calacanis, PandoDaily

When pitching, the big question every entrepreneur should be ready for is “why now?”

Insight From Dropbox: Failure Is Not the Worst Outcome, Mediocrity Is – On Startups

Drew Houston, Founder/CEO of Dropbox, explains why it is easier to overcome failure than mediocrity.

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