I recently read a post from Rob May that he wrote about a month ago. He was explaining why he was really glad he spent his 20’s working on startups, but how difficult it was at times considering the stress, failures, and seeing friends who had nice jobs, new houses, etc. He was saying that… Read More

In 2012 my company, Ucloser, closed a seed round of funding. The round included 20 investors, mostly angels. Besides the cash, the round afforded us several other benefits that I think were important. I thought I would list a few below: Funding Connections – Getting the first few angels allowed us to get the next… Read More

Typically after I hear about a new mobile app, I'll download it and try it out. I'll use it a few times, and on the rare occurrence I begin to use it daily, I move it to my iPhone homescreen. I recently moved the Lift app over there. It was the first app I've moved over in… Read More

  This year I want to try and focus on doing only a few things, but doing them really well. Here are the three things I’d like to focus on: Writing – I’ve committed to trying to blog each evening during the week. I know I wont be perfect, with some missed days and bad… Read More

When a product is created, the challenge is to find a niche and market that product.  Navigating that process is really tough, and it typically does not follow a straight line.  The single most difficult thing young companies seem to have a challenge with is finding their identity. Companies are always trying to perfect the… Read More

  Starting a business is hard. Its even harder if you’ve never done it before. Here are a few things to think about if you are considering becoming a full-time entrepreneur: It takes time – Assume it is going to take some time to get things going. It is fun to read about companies like… Read More

Working on sales in a startup can be a challenging process. Specifically, I think sales is harder in product based companies because sometimes the product hasn’t been finished yet or it is changing rapidly. At times it can be a game of hurry up and wait, meaning you make a sale only to be told… Read More