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Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. As last year progressed, he saw investors shifting away from month-over-month growth as the key benchmark they wanted to see from startups. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments.

Startup 43
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Why Growth at All Costs?

LeanData

Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has been one of the leading voices sounding caution about the overheated state of the tech startup market and the need to return to solid business fundamentals. But Daly is among those who believe the much-discussed “burn rate” of many companies is unsustainable. The outspoken Bill Gurley never has been one to sugarcoat what he thinks.

Cost 43
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Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. As last year progressed, he saw investors shifting away from month-over-month growth as the key benchmark they wanted to see from startups. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments.

Startup 40
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Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. As last year progressed, he saw investors shifting away from month-over-month growth as the key benchmark they wanted to see from startups. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments.

Startup 40
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Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. As last year progressed, he saw investors shifting away from month-over-month growth as the key benchmark they wanted to see from startups. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments.

Startup 40
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Why Growth at All Costs?

LeanData

Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has been one of the leading voices sounding caution about the overheated state of the tech startup market and the need to return to solid business fundamentals. But Daly is among those who believe the much-discussed “burn rate” of many companies is unsustainable. The outspoken Bill Gurley never has been one to sugarcoat what he thinks.

Cost 40
article thumbnail

Why Growth at All Costs?

LeanData

Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has been one of the leading voices sounding caution about the overheated state of the tech startup market and the need to return to solid business fundamentals. But Daly is among those who believe the much-discussed “burn rate” of many companies is unsustainable. The outspoken Bill Gurley never has been one to sugarcoat what he thinks.

Cost 40