Startup Out Of The Box – Episode 5

On this episode we’ll discuss startup fail, post-mortems, and where should we bet next.

Startups PostMortem

  • Before death, most startups pivot
  • The maddening race; setup meetings with VC all over again
  • Learn from other people mistakes is very important
  • Being raised in a culture where failure is a good learning experience, vs failing is bad and you’r now an outcast

Best ways to kill your startup

  • Starting a startup means anxiety, fear of failure and an emotional roller coaster with too many
  • No’s and not enough Yes’es
  • Cut activities that don’t relate to your startup
  • Chase projects that didn’t lead to progress vs revenue
  • Not spending time off with family


Books related to topics above:

Where to bet next?

Trends by a16z –

Goliaths vs Davids –

Benedict Evans Newsletter –


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