Editor's note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!” (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) about how to make, lose, and make back millions.
Someone once told me that the probability of an entrepreneur getting venture capital is the same as getting struck by lightning while standing at the bottom of a swimming pool on a sunny day. This may be too optimistic.
The glass ceiling is still very much intact, but entrepreneurs and VCs have the power to close the gender gap. Here's how. (RT @TBMPro: RT @StefanGalloro: @EmberBX: Why It's Harder For #Women to Raise VC Funds.
A while back I received a discouraging note from an entrepreneur with a patent and a medical software application who couldn’t find a dime of investment, and was grousing that seed funding just wasn’t available anymore.
I have met several young people in business recently who believe that they are natural born entrepreneurs, and actually seem to feel that traditional training and experience may be a detriment to their success in this new world.
While startup CEOs measure key metrics to keep tabs on how well their business is doing, it can be hard for them to know exactly what counts as a good figure or a bad figure. How are they faring against their peers?
Various critiques of the Lean Startup method have been published in various outlets over the past few months. What is interesting is that most of the criticism actually results either from not... (Why Lean Startup in NOT a Pseudoscience.