Founders Flash

This week’s articles discuss common ways to mishandle a pitch, examine the importance of promotion for venture capital firms, share a story from a founder who chose business over friendship for his company’s success, and profile a retired entrepreneur who shares his experiences over the years.

Five Ways to Screw Up Your Startup’s Pitch – Ben Parr, CNET

A list of five common ways entrepreneurs fall flat with their pitches.

Venture Capital Firms, Once Discreet, Learn the Promotional Game – Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times

The importance of self-promoting for venture capital firms has made a shift in recent years from being a practice that is frowned upon to venture capitalists now hiring full-time public relations experts and embracing social media.

When to Say Goodbye to a Founding Partner – Leigh Buchanan, Inc.

With added pressure to grow and different visions for the company’s growth, a founder chose his company over friendship.

30 Minutes Inside the Mind of 8-time Entrepreneur Steve Blank – Christina Farr, Venture Beat

Retired entrepreneur Steve Blank talks about his struggles and successes as an entrepreneur over the years and shares his thoughts on the evolution of Silicon Valley.

This post was authored by Founders Workbench.

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