We recently posted our top 4 behaviors that are leading signals of failure for a startup. To celebrate the start of what we hope will be a prosperous 2017 for you, we now share the top 5 founder behaviors that are early indicators of success. While many of us intend to do these things, it’s important to bring consistency and a continuous feedback loop to each of them. Documenting and building a process to include these regular behaviors in your business will allow you to build a solid foundation from the beginning.
Have you ever caught yourself saying to someone that it’s not what they say, but what they do that counts? This holds true in most aspects of life, including how and why investments do and don’t pay off.
It’s that time of year when many of us take stock in our lives, what we have accomplished, and the people who are a part of it. I feel fortunate that I got to spend Thanksgiving with my quirky and loving family. They might not look perfect, but they love perfect, which is how I prefer it.
Wednesday night we held our first ever Gauntlet Syndicate Dinner. Selery and Tech EdVentures, the first two companies to make it to Level 5, presented in front of our investors to see who wanted to exercise their allocation rights in the seed rounds. We’ll release the final numbers at Pitch Day, but suffice it to say, most investors asked for more than their allocation.