A 12 Step New Year’s Resolution Plan for Startups in 2017

HG Data

Declining Trendlines: According to market intelligence firm Mattermark, negative indicators for hiring trends, monthly unique site visits, social activity, app downloads and more suggest a growing group of “zombie unicorns” —VC-backed startups could be hard pressed to raise additional money if the market cools quickly. In June 2016, high-end furniture startup One Kings Lane—valued around $1 billion just two years ago—sold to Bed Bath & Beyond for a paltry $11.8

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. Growth at all costs has been the mantra in recent years as an unprecedented amount of investment has flooded into private companies – creating a class of businesses valued at $1 billion and more. Marketing is shifting from a cost center to a revenue generator,” Chen said.

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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. Growth at all costs has been the mantra in recent years as an unprecedented amount of investment has flooded into private companies – creating a class of businesses valued at $1 billion and more. Marketing is shifting from a cost center to a revenue generator,” Chen said.

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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. Growth at all costs has been the mantra in recent years as an unprecedented amount of investment has flooded into private companies – creating a class of businesses valued at $1 billion and more. Marketing is shifting from a cost center to a revenue generator,” Chen said.

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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. Growth at all costs has been the mantra in recent years as an unprecedented amount of investment has flooded into private companies – creating a class of businesses valued at $1 billion and more. Marketing is shifting from a cost center to a revenue generator,” Chen said.

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Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. So it’s no wonder that tech startups are cutting back on perks and tightening belts. It’s why LeanData explored the cloudy forecast for tech last year in a blog series called “The End of Growth at All Costs.” It’s hardly armageddon that startups are being forced to focus more on generating revenue. Suddenly, burn rates matter again.

Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. So it’s no wonder that tech startups are cutting back on perks and tightening belts. It’s why LeanData explored the cloudy forecast for tech last year in a blog series called “The End of Growth at All Costs.” It’s hardly armageddon that startups are being forced to focus more on generating revenue. Suddenly, burn rates matter again.

Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. So it’s no wonder that tech startups are cutting back on perks and tightening belts. It’s why LeanData explored the cloudy forecast for tech last year in a blog series called “The End of Growth at All Costs.” It’s hardly armageddon that startups are being forced to focus more on generating revenue. Suddenly, burn rates matter again.

Accounting 101: The Ultimate Guide to Accounting Basics

Hubspot

Burn Rate. Your burn rate is how quickly your business spends money. To calculate your burn rate , simply pick a time period (such as a quarter or a year). Cost of Goods Sold. Expenses are also referred to as “the cost of doing business”.

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The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Simply put, the strategy of growth-at-all-costs wasn’t sustainable. Startups, no matter how innovative and disruptive to the status quo, couldn’t continue to spend more in sales-and-marketing costs than they received in revenue. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends.

Is winter coming for martech? Or just for martech VCs?

chiefmartech

The premise is this: there are a significant number of martech companies that have taken large amounts of VC funding, their burn rate is much greater than their revenue, and the exponential growth curve that their VCs expected of them is flattening out. They’re profitable, growing at a double-digit rate, expanding internationally, and innovating their industry in a myriad of remarkable ways. Don’t accelerate your startup.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Simply put, the strategy of growth-at-all-costs wasn’t sustainable. Startups, no matter how innovative and disruptive to the status quo, couldn’t continue to spend more in sales-and-marketing costs than they received in revenue. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Simply put, the strategy of growth-at-all-costs wasn’t sustainable. Startups, no matter how innovative and disruptive to the status quo, couldn’t continue to spend more in sales-and-marketing costs than they received in revenue. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Simply put, the strategy of growth-at-all-costs wasn’t sustainable. Startups, no matter how innovative and disruptive to the status quo, couldn’t continue to spend more in sales-and-marketing costs than they received in revenue. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends.