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. Companies have been willing to accept what they say are short-term losses with the stated goal of banking profits down the road.

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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. Companies have been willing to accept what they say are short-term losses with the stated goal of banking profits down the road.

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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. Companies have been willing to accept what they say are short-term losses with the stated goal of banking profits down the road.

Cost 40

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. Companies have been willing to accept what they say are short-term losses with the stated goal of banking profits down the road.

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The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. 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. Many long-term tech watchers have noted that the Valley was overdue for a philosophical correction, if nothing else. The new term has become “smart growth.” Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. 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. Many long-term tech watchers have noted that the Valley was overdue for a philosophical correction, if nothing else. The new term has become “smart growth.” Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. 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. Many long-term tech watchers have noted that the Valley was overdue for a philosophical correction, if nothing else. The new term has become “smart growth.” Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth.