Blog / archive: 2018 July

By Jonathan Crowder on July 30, 2018

All successful companies experience a set of inflection points that dramatically impact the trajectory of growth. I'm excited to congratulate BioLum Sciences on reaching their next major inflection point, thanks to their announcement that they've been invited to join JLabs @ TMC.

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By Kevin Stevens on July 29, 2018

Employees have more information and choices than ever, the best talent will go where they are valued more on their impact than email output. On the other side of the coin, organizational efficiency drives the bottom line which is obviously a decision criteria for any company looking to onboard new software.

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By Kevin Stevens on July 29, 2018

Directionally correct startups could be considered successful depending on the amount of capital raised, but ultimately fail to live up to their potential. For most, the pull of the market ends early and the next phase of growth requires precise allocation of capital internally. Subsequently, growth expectations begin to outpace what funding alone can accomplish and a ceiling in valuation is created. This leaves the company unable to raise more capital, eventually leading to an exit that leaves investors clamoring for what could have been.

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By Kevin Stevens on July 29, 2018

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending my first AUTM conference after being invited by Kerri Smith of the OWL Accelerator in Houston. The topic of my quick 10-minute talk was "Ethics in Flyover Ecosystems" and it was part of a broader discussion on "Ethical Challenges Facing Startups".

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